COMMUNAL PARTICIPATION CORRELATES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL WELFARE PROJECTS IN ODUKPANI AND BIASE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS, CROSS RIVER STATE (Published)
The study was carried out to investigate the extent to which communal participation correlates influence the implementation of social welfare projects in Odukpani and Biase Local Government Areas of Cross River State. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Two hundred and fifty (250) respondents were randomly selected from ten (10) council wards in Odukpani and Biase Local Government Areas of Cross River State, using stratified and simple random sampling. Communal participation in the implementation of social welfare projects questionnaire (CPISWPQ) was used for data collection. The data was analyzed using population t-test analysis for single mean and one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The research findings revealed that the level of indigenes’ participation in the implementation of social welfare projects in Odukpani and Biase is significantly high. Perceived leadership style of leaders do not significantly influence communal participation in social welfare projects. It was recommended among other things that government should in partnership with rural communities initiate and implement social welfare projects to improve the living conditions of the people. Enlightenment campaigns on the need to comprehensively and sincerely implement social welfare projects be intensified in rural areas.
Keywords: Biase Local Government Areas, Communal Participation, Cross River State, Odukpani, Social Welfare