An Evaluation of Local Government and SURE-P Implementation Challenges on Rural Community Development: A Case of Selected Local Government in Niger State, Nigeria

  • Abubakar Mohammed Jibrin School of Social Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Azmil Muhammad Tayeb School of Social Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Siti Zuliha Razali School of Social Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM)
Keywords: policy implementation, rural, rural development, SURE-p, local government

Abstract

Rural areas play an essential role in the national economy, the environment, and society, contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage and the sustainable income of peasants in the rural areas in Nigeria hence, diverse strategies for rural community development. However, rural community development efforts by local governments and policies hindered by challenges. SURE-P was an intervention by the government of Nigeria after the partial removal of the subsidy and resolved to invest the proceeds in pursuing rural development across Nigeria. Rural development is a multifaceted phenomenon that requires a policy with multi-side sword effects in curbing the challenges. The research objective was to examine the challenges of local government and SURE-P implementation on rural community development in the selected local government in Niger, Nigeria. The study employed primary data collection and qualitative analytical method analysis. The research founds that SURE-P implementation challenges hindered the local government’s efforts in meeting the rural community development objective. It is recommended that, need for thorough community’s needs identification, community participation, and adequate funding with a holistic process devoid of political interference as a viable mechanism for curbing rural development challenges.

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2021-06-10
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Jibrin, A., Muhammad Tayeb, A. and Razali, S. Z. (2021) “An Evaluation of Local Government and SURE-P Implementation Challenges on Rural Community Development: A Case of Selected Local Government in Niger State, Nigeria”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(6), pp. 237 - 246. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v6i6.816.
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