Community Participation in The Provision and Maintenance of Self –Help Projects in Michika Local Government Area Adamawa State, Nigeria

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Samuel Hyellamada Jerry
Alfred D. Mshelia
Njamba John Guli


This study investigated community participation in self-help projects in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. The sample size of the study comprises 100 respondents from 5 selected district out of the 8 districts that make up the Local Government Area. The samples size were made up of 32 females and 68 males from the five districts drawn through stratified random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a structured set of questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using simple descriptive statistical techniques which was summarize with the use of SPSS software. The result of the study shows the presence of facilities built by community self-help projects in Michika Local Government Area as affirmed by 98% of the respondents. The level of community participation is high (43% of respondents) with regards to engaging in self – help project in the face of government neglect or dwindling resources. The result also showed that the major constraints facing community self-help projects in Michika Local Government Area according to respondent is (48%) lack of government support (14%) and awareness (17%). The study recommend the need to create more enlightenment amongst the community with regards to their participation in executing self-help projects and the need for government to support these initiatives with finance and materials.


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Jerry, S., Mshelia, A., & Guli, N. (2018). Community Participation in The Provision and Maintenance of Self –Help Projects in Michika Local Government Area Adamawa State, Nigeria. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 6(7), 26-32.
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Alfred D. Mshelia, Adamawa State University Mubi, Nigeria

Department of Geography


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