SURVEY ON GOVERNMENTAL AND NON GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TOWARDS DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL AREAS IN RIVERS STATE

Caroline O. Albert, T. A. Cookey, C. H. Wizor

Abstract


The study focused on the role of Governmental and Non Governmental agencies towards disaster risk reduction and sustainable development in Rivers State. It was carried out in Ahoada West and Ogba /Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Areas. Structured interview schedule and questionnaire were used to collect data from seven hundred and fifteen (715) respondents. Data were presented with pie chart. The hypothesis was tested with Spearman Rank Order Correlation. The findings reveal that the most prevalent disaster in Ahoada-West LGA is flooding while in Ogba/Egbama/Ndoni LGA is Oil spillage. Majority of the staff of the disaster risk reduction (DRR) agencies and households’ in both LGAs were of the view that DRR activities have led to a remarkable sustainable development. The officials of the agencies involved in DRR believed that adequate funding; partnership/collaboration, training and retraining of staff were the main factors that have led to the success of DRR activities carried out by both governmental and non-governmental organization. The test of hypothesis reveals that the level of the role of Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies in disaster risk reduction activities is significantly associated with sustainable development.


Keywords


Disaster Risk Reduction, Governmental and Nongovernmental Agencies

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v97i1-2.11975



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