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