Adaka, Sunday Simeon (Ph.D) & Oboqua, Ekpenyong David (Ph.D)
The study investigated the Niger Delta Development commission community-based poverty alleviation programmes and rural community development in Cross River State, Nigeria. One null hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study, while stratified and single sampling techniques were used in selecting 1300 respondents. A 24-item questionnaire titled: Community-Based Poverty Alleviation Programme and Rural Community Development Questionnaire (CPAPRCDQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated and the reliability estimate using test retest reliability method ranging from .078 to .086. The hypothesis was tested at .05 level of significance using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient to analyze the data of the study. The result showed that there was a significant relationship between NDDC community-based poverty alleviation programme and rural community development. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made among others that rural dwellers should be encouraged to participate in community development programmes.