Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)

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Development Efforts Of Oil Companies As Perceived By Rural Households In Selected Oil Producing Communities Of Rivers State, Nigeria

Matthew Ukpongson, Donatus Onu


A total of 120 respondents participated in the study to determine the perceptions of rural households toward oil companies' efforts to reach the hosts (rural dwellers) in 40 randomly selected oil-producing communities of Rivers State. Findings indicated that a lot of efforts have been geared by oil companies to reach their hosts (rural communities) however, 50% of the respondents agreed that such efforts are inadequate and ill-distributed to meet the expectations of the people. About 90.8% of the respondents disagreed that the host communities are highly satisfied with companies' efforts (projects and services) to them. Based on these findings, recommendations were made.
Key words: Oil producing communities; oil exploration/production; company's development efforts;
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research Vol.4(1) 2004: 60-71
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