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THE CONTRIBUTION OF YOUTH ASSOCIATIONS TOWARDS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN IGABI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE, NORTH-WESTERN, NIGERIA

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Continental Journal of Agricultural Economics
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  • Political Science

Abstract

The research examined the contributions of youth associations towards community development in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A convenience selection of 14 registered youth associations was used in the research which comes from the 14 districts of Igabi Local Government Area and ten respondents were randomly sampled from each of the districts, making a total of 140 respondents constituting the sample size of the study. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data obtained from the questionnaire administered. The research found out that the youth associations helped in the improvement of standard of living of the people in the study area. The study also revealed that the youth associations contributed in political awareness, construction of drainages and culverts and also mobilizes people on the importance of community efforts. The major constraints faced by the youth associations included financial problem and lack of full participation by members. It was recommended that fund raising committees should be created by the youth associations and government should provide assistance to the youth association members as motivation and encouragement measures. KEYWORDS: Contribution; Youth association; community development; Igabi Local Government; Kaduna State.

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