Assessment of Public and Private Extension Administration in Southwestern Nigeria

Ayansina, S.O, Adekunle, O.A, Oyeyinka, R.A, Ayandiji, A.


The delivery of agricultural extension and programme administration vis-à-vis their effectiveness has been of great concern in Nigeria. This study is evolved to evaluate the determinants of public and private extension delivery process in southwestern Nigeria. A multi stage random sampling technique was used to select thirty (30) respondents among the beneficiaries of each of the three selected organizations in the three purposively selected states in the study area. In all, two hundred and seventy (270) respondents were finally selected but two hundred and sixty four (264) interview schedules were returned. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed to analyze the data collected. Descriptive tools include frequency counts and percentages, while Kruskal Wallis one-way analyses of variance were utilized to test the hypotheses of the study. Results revealed that Kruskal Wallis Ranking (X2-0.7.09, assyp.sig.of. 0.702) indicates that the attitude of farmers under the public and private extension administration were not significantly difference. Summary of correlation results of relationship between attitude and level of patronage of extension programme in public and private organizations also reveals negative r-value in public extension (-0.078, p<0.05) and the two private extension organizations, JDPM-RUDEP (-0.056, P<0.05) and FADU (-0.075, p<0.05) which imply inverse and non-significant relationships between the attitude and level of patronage of extension programmes of any organization. Extension works are more result efficient in private organizations than in public outfit, synthesis of public and private sectors is recommended in order to obtain durable, functional and result oriented extension works in Nigeria. Public and private organizations are also enjoined to be more up and doing and as well be flexible in their programme approach and working objectives in order to address the basic needs of their registered beneficiaries.

Key Words:- Administration, Determinants, Public and Private Extension,

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