Information Needs and Dissemination in Five Selected Rural Communities in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State

  • O Sawyerr-George
Keywords: Information, Needs, Rural, Communities, Sagbama, Balyesa

Abstract

The study investigated the information needs of rural dwellers and how information can be disseminated to five rural communities in Sagbama Local government Area of Bayelsa state. It discussed the concept of information need, information dissemination and rural communities. It also discusses the different information needs of rural dwellers. The survey research design was used for the study and six research questions were used as a guide for the study .Questionnaire and focus group discussion were used to gather data from the information providers and the rural dwellers. Most of their information needs were unmet due to ignorance, poverty, illiteracy and lack of information infrastructure , and major strategies of disseminating information to them were through advocacy, sensitization, and education. It concludes by stating that the government and its agencies should provide good information environment to the rural dwellers so that their information needs could be met.
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