Rural Development Projects in Nigeria: The case of Rivers State


  • Godly Otto Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Wilfred I. Ukpere Department of Industrial Psychology & People Management, Faculty of Management University of Johannesburg


The recent over flooding in about 20 States in Nigeria, throws up the age old question of the rural development efforts. Many of the affected areas are rural and many of the displaced are residents of rural areas. Many of these displaced people are more likely to migrate to the urban areas, therefore compounding the challenges of the over populated urban areas. The levels of destruction in these rural areas also reinforce the need to question public efforts towards rural development. This work examined rural development efforts in Rivers state, Nigeria and observed that though governments had made concerted efforts to address challenges confronting rural areas, there are still major difficulties. To sum up some of these are social, economic, psychological, attitudinal and natural. Governments should always appraise and concert efforts to complete any project it initiates.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n3p604


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Rural Development Projects in Nigeria: The case of Rivers State. (2014). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(3), 604.