Rural Development in Afikpo-North Local Government of Ebonyi State

Authors : Edmund Amaechi Egboh, Ugwu Ogbonna

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 2 - February

Google Scholar :

Scribd :

 Background The research work empirically examined rural development in Afikpo-North local government of Ebonyi state.  Problems An effective and development-focused local government administration is a problem and challenge that most local governments in Nigeria have not been able to solve.  Methods Primary and secondary data were employed for this research work. A survey research design was considered the most suitable approach in view of the problem being investigated. A structured close ended questions were used to collect primary data from the respondents, this relates to section B of the questionnaire where A 5-point Likert scale was adopted ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”. However, the secondary data was obtained from textbooks, journals and internet. A total of three hundred and ninety-nine copies of questionnaire were distributed based on samples and random sampling technique while three hundred and seven- one copies were returned; this means 93% of samples were used for the research work. Adopting structural- functionalism as its framework of analysis, the research employed both descriptive statistical and thematic analysis in analyzing data sourced from questionnaire and interviews with the aid of SPSS computer package.  Conclusion The research concluded that Afikpo-North local government has not positively affected rural development in Ebonyi state. Furthermore, that rural development in Afikpo-North local government is significantly affected by loss of autonomy/other factors. Finally, that rural development in Afikpo-North local government will be significantly affected on establishment of a functional anti-corruption mechanism.The study suggests an enactment of an effective disciplinary act for the local government system to curb especially the endemic problem ofcorruption and to diversifyinternal revenue generation drive / initiate investment so as to boost theirs services.

Keywords : Local government, rural development, Afikpo- North.


Paper Submission Last Date
30 - November - 2023

Paper Review Notification
In 1-2 Days

Paper Publishing
In 2-3 Days

Video Explanation for Published paper

Never miss an update from Papermashup

Get notified about the latest tutorials and downloads.

Subscribe by Email

Get alerts directly into your inbox after each post and stay updated.

Subscribe by RSS

Add our RSS to your feedreader to get regular updates from us.