Tag Archives: Social Inclusion

Residents’ Perception on Community Participation in Infrastructure Development in Ido Local Government Area, Oyo state, Nigeria (Published)

Community participation is a key factor in infrastructure development; it allows people to be part of developmental processes. This research assesses the perception of the residents’ on community participation in infrastructure development in Ido Local Government, Oyo state, Nigeria.The study area was first clustered by using the ten (10) recognized political wards in the local government for delineation; a purposive sampling method was used to select two-fifth of the political wards, which amounted to four (4) wards that are more rural, using factors like proximity to the city center. A random sampling technique was used for the administration. A sample size of 0.132% of the 2020 projected population of the study area was used, which amounts to 196 respondents. The Likert Scale was used to analyse the perception of the residents using indices like the Participation Stage Index (PSI), Role Performance Index (RPI), Participation Impediment Index (PII), and Strategic Approach Index (SAI). Most of the respondents are aware of different forms of community participation. ‘Informing’ has the highest PSI of 4.05. The major role performed by community-based organizations is’ ‘serving as the public voice’ with the highest RPI of 4.08. ‘Lack of social responsibility” has the highest PII of 4.08. ‘Process-based decentralisation strategies’ have the highest SAI of 3.96. This research posits that citizens should be more civic by improving their social responsibility and that gender equality should be encouraged. The government, for its part, should establish a modern feedback platform and address the factor that is impeding people from participating in the development process through a suitable approach that promotes fairness.

Citation: Odunola, O.O.,  Morenikeji, T.O., Salawu, I.O., Ayankanmi, J.A.,  Oloruntola, V. A. (2022) Residents’ Perception on Community Participation in Infrastructure Development in Ido Local Government Area, Oyo state, Nigeria, International Journal of Geography and Regional Planning Research, Vol.7, No.2, pp.34-45

Keywords: Citizen Participation, Community Participation, Infrastructures, Social Inclusion, infrastructures development

Workplace culture: An uptake for workforce performance among selected manufacturing firms in south East, Nigeria (Published)

Manufacturing firms continue to face chaotic environment caused by both internal and external uncertainties. The most recent external pandemonium: Covid 19 pandemic has called for increased adaptability and flexibility on the part of manufacturing firms to survive and achieve its goal. Hence the need for a workplace controls system viz: workplace culture. The study investigated the role of workplace culture on workforce Performance among selected manufacturing firms in South East, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to: determine the impact of hands-on decision on employee commitment to duty and the effect of social inclusion on the attraction of diverse employee profile. The study adopted the survey method. Data was collected from primary sourced via self-administered questionnaires. The data collected from the field were presented and analyzed with descriptive statistics to achieve the objective of the study. Data were presented in frequency and simple percentage tables. The average mean score (AMS) technique was used to test the hypothesis. The study found out that hands-on decision has positive impact on employee commitment to duty and social inclusion positively affects diverse employee profile. The study concluded that workforce culture is the behavioral pattern that exists in an organization amongst its employees and affects the extent to which employees are commitment to the corporate performance of the organization in which they work. The study recommended that employers/managers should empower employees to make decision on issues that affect their jobs and they should employ employees from different backgrounds as this will facilitate a diverse workforce profile that will boost creativity and innovativeness.

Citation: Ukaidi Chris U. A., Mbang,Uduak Bassey (2022) Workplace culture: An uptake for workforce performance among selected manufacturing firms in south East, Nigeria, Global Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.10, No.2, pp.48-64

 

Keywords: Social Inclusion, Workforce culture, hands-on decision, pandemonium

E-Accessibility Policy for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Tourism Marketing (Published)

Nowadays, there is a growing interest for social inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in tourist industry. Tourism is vital part of modern lifestyle and is considered beneficial for individuals with disabilities enhancing personal development and promoting quality of life.This project aims to investigate policies implemented and kind of services offered in tourist industry concerning persons with disabilities who have barriers for leisure time, not only physical but also internal, cultural and social. Research is being carried out on hotel units of four and five stars in Greece. Given the fact that tourism is considered as an important sector in the economy which improves the standard of living in a country, its adaptation to web tourism with innovations in technology and development of social policies appropriate for persons with disabilities, that can facilitate travelling, can promote tourist movement and also can offer a travel motive for them.

Keywords: E-Accessibility, Social Inclusion, Tourism Marketing., disability, web tourism policy

Social Institutions and Human Development: Exploring the Relevance of Religion in the Pursuit of Social Inclusion in Nigeria (Published)

Although Nigeria ranks high in religious activities, yet its human development indices remain low. This paper reviews the concepts of social institutions and human development, and specifically tries to situate the relevance of religion in the pursuit of the objectives of social inclusion, peace and shared prosperity in contemporary societies. Although the paper looks at religion as a social institution, it specifically considers the Christian religion and investigates the extent to which it has initiated or can initiate projects that will foster social inclusion in Nigeria. The primary objective of this paper is to establish a basic connection between religion as a social institution, and its role as a vehicle for social inclusion and prosperity. The paper reviewed relevant literature to establish the functions of religion and its potential as a veritable tool for social transformation. It also highlighted the historical activities of some Christian denominations in Nigeria with a view to establishing how relevant they have been in promoting human development. The paper concludes that religion has demonstrated that it has social relevance and can serve as a tool for promoting social inclusion in Nigeria. In a time when religion has been implicated in many conflicts around the world – the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the ISIS insurgency in Syria, and even the recent attacks and displacement of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, this topic deserves critical research attention. It is also hoped that other researchers may be inspired to investigate how other religions have or can promote social inclusion, peace and prosperity in Nigeria.

Keywords: Christian Religion, Human development, Social Exclusion, Social Inclusion, Social Institution

The Role of Sports Clubs in Reducing Terrorism in Tabuk Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Published)

In this article, the authors discuss the role of social youth clubs in reducing terrorism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as applied to Tabuk region. Therefore, this paper tries to achieve these objectives: first, identify the role of social youth clubs in reducing terrorism among youth, second, identify statistical differences of said role according to the residence variable. A descriptive study through a social survey via questionnaire for 450 youth at seven local clubs: Alwattany, Alsqoor, Alhawraa, Alkhalidy, Diabaa, Haqle and Temaa, divided into 312 in the city and 128 in villages in Tabuk region in the Kingdom. The research used the simple random sample technique, by applying SPSS software which was then verified to test the indications of reliability and validity. It concluded that social youth clubs contribute to thereinforcement of relationship bonds among youth and to a positive change in intellectual, cultural, social and economic conditions through filled leisure time and free work that help achieve a sense of loyalty and belonging and therefore a reduction of terrorism.

Keywords: Belonging, Free Work, Leisure Time, Social Inclusion, Social Youth Clubs, Terrorism