Rural development in Nigera: Problems and remedies

  • FO Eteng


Rural development in Nigeria constitutes a fundamental problem. Over the years, rural development has been neglected. Rural areas are regarded as abodes of diseases, superstition, poverty, lethargy, low income and low productivity. This problem, which is primarily due to government non sustainable policy action towards rural transformation, is responsible for the poor state of affairs among rural dwellers in Nigeria. Government is virtually concerned with urban development and Urban renewal programmes to the neglect of the rural areas. Based on these findings, it is imperative to explore ways by which this malady of rural underdevelopment in Nigeria can be resolved through an integration approach to solving the problem. Therefore the ability to find solution to this unprecedented problem will form our main focus of discussion.

Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 8(1) 2005:65-71


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