The Developmental Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations: A Sociological Perspective

  • CD Chuku
  • Fineface I Ogoloma


Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are usually distinguishable from other organizations in Civil Society in seven ways. They are voluntary, financially independent, managed by independent volunteer board of directors elected periodically by the membership, have a clearly defined constituency and are accountable to that constituency, have formal legal status, have permanent headquarters and employ professional or volunteer staff, are self serving but geared towards humanitarian objectives and programmes. It is in the light of this that we are going to discuss the developmental roles of NGOs in Nigeria.

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(2),174-181, 2012

Author Biographies

CD Chuku
Department of Social Sciences, Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Fineface I Ogoloma
Institute of Foundation Studies, RSUST, P. M. B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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