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JSPES, Vol. 46, No. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2021)
pp. 81-94

Christian Aid and Citizenísí Participation in Community Development Kaduna State, Nigeria

Ojo Olawole
Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Ikhianosimhe Benjamin Ako
Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

Citizensí participation in governance and development activities is a fundamental mechanism for building and strengthening local competence towards service delivery. However, the Nigerian experience of citizensí participation is only limited to electioneering and voting activities. Hence the investigation into the influence of Christian Aid on citizensí participation in the development of communities in selected local governments in Kaduna State. The cross-sectional survey research design was adopted and the target population comprised the 3,682 community members of registered community development associations in Jaba, Soba, and Kaduna South Local Government areas of Kaduna State. A random sample of 669 was determined using a random sampling approach. Validated questionnaire was used to collect data, with 94.02% return rate from the respondents. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze respondentsí demographic characteristics and simple regression analysis was employed to test the hypothesis of the study. The result (β= 0.593, t = 18.427, p<0.05) revealed that the activities of Christian Aid had significantly stimulated citizensí  participation in development of communities in Kaduna State.