Youth Involvement In Rural Development Activities In Ogba District Of Rivers State, Nigeria
AbstractThe importance of youth involvement in rural development needs be emphasized. This is because they are major stakeholders in the development process. This study investigates youth involvement in rural development activities in Ogba district of Rivers state, Nigeria. Data was collected from 120 randomly selected youths in the study area. Data collection was by the use of structured questionnaire and interview and data analysis was through the use of frequency, percentage and mean. Findings revealed that youths were more involved in activities concerning building town halls, formation of vigilante group, erecting pipe-borne water facilities, and fishing/farming activities. The major problems affecting their involvement in rural development include Low level of exposure, Poor leadership , Lack of cooperation among youths, Insufficient funds from government, Lack of encouragement from elders, Inadequate motivation from environment.
Key words: youth involvement, rural development activities
Journal Of Agriculture And Social Research Vol. 5 (1) 2005: 48-53