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American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.3, No.4, Aug. 2017, Pub. Date: Oct. 17, 2017
Community Mobilization Awareness: Strategy for Rural Development in Nigeria
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Authors
[01] Jonathan Akwagiobe Ukah, Department of Sociology, Psychology, Criminology& Security Studies, Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Abakaliki, Nigeria.
Abstract
This study examined community mobilization awareness: Strategy for rural development in Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria to ascertain the relationship between lack of increased awareness and rural infrastructure; and lack of increased participation of community members and rural development in Northern Senatorial District (NSD) of Cross River State. Adopted for this study is a survey design because of the large number of the respondents that were involved. A questionnaire was the instrument used to collect the data of the respondents. Chi-square statistics was used to test the hypotheses. The result revealed that lack of increased awareness impact negatively on rural infrastructure. Also, lack of increased participation of community members has impacted negatively on rural development as a whole. We commend that government needs to educate and sensitize community members to actively participate in community development as stake holders and also need to provide them with financial support for awareness campaign. We conclude that community mobilization is sacrosanct for the enlightenment of community members towards enhancing rural development.
Keywords
Awareness, Participation, Self-Help, Rural Development, Community Members
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