International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 1 (2013), No. 2, Pages 21-33

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v1i2p21

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Relationship between Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Her Host Communities in the Promotion of Community Development in Rivers State, Nigeria

Ganiyu Adekola1  Eugene E. Okogbule1 

1Department of Adult & Non-Formal Education, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

URL: https://doi.org/10.12735/ier.v1i2p21

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Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and her host Communities in the promotion of community development in Rivers State, Nigeria. Three research questions guide the study. The population of the study was 67,518 residents of the selected host communities in Rivers State while the sample size was 3,376, drawn through purposive and random sampling. The instrument used to collect data was questionnaire titled “Relationship between SPDC and Host Communities for the Promotion of Community Development” (RSPDCHCPCD). The instrument recorded a reliability index of 0.83. Mean analysis was used to answer the research questions. The findings revealed that; SPDC’s exploration/exploitation activities have negative effects on host communities. The study also revealed that community development efforts of SPDC include; offer of scholarship, building/maintenance of health centres, renovation of schools, construction of link roads, building of markets, provision of portable water and electricity etc. Despite these efforts, the relationship between SPDC and her host communities has not been so cordial. It is therefore recommended that the federal government and SPDC should promote capacity building, ensure full participation of the host communities in need identification and evolve strategies that would enthrone peace and harmony in the communities where SPDC operates.

Keywords: relationship, SPDC; host communities; promotion; community development

To Cite this Article: Adekola, G., & Okogbule, E. E. (2013). Relationship between shell petroleum development company (spdc) and her host communities in the promotion of community development in Rivers state, Nigeria. International Education Research, 1(2), 21-33. https://doi.org/10.12735/ier.v1i2p21

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