Youths Empowerment Scheme by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Rural Development in Uyo Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

By Dr Sunday Simon Adaka & Dr Ekpenyong Oboqua


The study investigated the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) community based poverty alleviation programmes and rural community development in Uyo  Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. One null hypothesis was formulated  to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study, while  stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 1300  respondents. A 20-item questionnaire titled: Youths Empowerment Schemes and Rural  Community Development Questionnaire (YESRCDQ) was used for data collection.  The instrument was validated and the reliability estimate, using test retest reliability  method, ranged from 0.78 to 0.90. The hypothesis was tested at .05 level of significance  using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The result showed that there was a  significant relationship between youths empowerment schemes and rural community  development. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made among  others that more youth skills acquisition programmes should be designed to empower  the youths.

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