Community Challenges and MDGs Target in Developing Economy: Nigerian Experience

Sam Ugwu, Abdullahi Bako


Community, being an Organization of Social life within a limited area, based possibly, on common life and which also exist for good life, has the influence of filial relationship and the identity of homogeneity. As a member of United Nations and  a signatory to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Nigeria has participated in all the eight goals of MDGs. Though all the eight goals have been implemented,  yet many Nigerians, especially the rural dwellers, have not been aware of these goals. These have been skeptical in the belief of the people as the real effect or impacts of these goals to the people, especially, the core poor. Goal one which borders on poverty reduction could not reach the grassroots neither did other goals touch their lives appropriately. These pose grate challenges to the authorities and government agents responsible for MDGs implementations. This paper, examines the administrative challenges faced by the community leadership in actualizing the MDGs targets in Nigeria. Also the  paper is  aimed at evaluating  the roles of participants and the stake holders on MDGs implementations  which overtly or covertly were eroded in course of carrying out  these goals.  In the context of our discussion, the methods applied in paper are historical and empirical. Historical research is the critical investigation of event, developments and experiences of the past. The empirical evidence based on practical investigation of facts and observations was equally examined. In the findings, it was discovered that the rural dwellers did not lack of adequate communication and ignorance among other fact inherent therein.

Keywords; Community Challenges, MDGs, Developing Economy, Structural functionalism.

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