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2009 (Vol. 1, Issue: 2)
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Constraints to Government’s Capacity Building Programmes in Rural Communities of Rivers State, Southern Nigeria

B.I. Isife, U.A. Nnodim and U.C. Ochomma
Corresponding Author:  Davies Onome 

Key words:  Constraints, capacity building, rural rivers state, , , ,
Vol. 1 , (2): Page No: 23-26
Submitted Accepted Published
2009 July, 05 2009 August, 14

This study examined the constraints to capacity building programmes established by the Rivers State Government, Southern Nigeria, in order to improve self-employment skills of her rural citizenry. The state government established craft centres and rural industries to achieve this objective. A structured interview schedules were utilized to elicit information from 120 participants of the programmes, using random sampling technique. Mean scores and t-test were applied for data analysis. The study found that the programmes of the craft centres and rural industries were largely hindered by poor financial resources, perverse incentives created by cooperating partners, poor conditions of service, factors encouraging brain drain, and much dependence on technical assistance. However, insignificant differences existed in the level of constraints affecting the activities of the craft centres and the rural industries (P>0.05). Suggestions were advanced therefore that both rural institutions should be merged; improved incentives and grants should be re-considered; and partnership where governments provide funds, infrastructure and enabling environment, and where private sectors provide technical knowledge are necessary for improvement in skills and capacity building efforts in the rural communities.
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B.I. Isife, U.A. Nnodim and U.C. Ochomma, 2009. Constraints to Government’s Capacity Building Programmes in Rural Communities of Rivers State, Southern Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 1(2): Page No: 23-26.
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