Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Human Development in Nigeria
A Study of the Catholic Institute for Development, Justice, Peace and Caritas (CIDJAP) Enugu
The study is titled; Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Human Development in Nigeria: A Study of the Catholic Institute for Development, Justice, Peace and Caritas (CIDJAP) Enugu. A case study research design was used for the study. Four (4) research questions and three (3) hypotheses were addressed. The population of the study is I, 926,500. A sample of four thousand five hundred and forty six (4,546) respondents was drawn from 20 communities in Enugu State selected by stratified random sampling technique across eleven Local Government Areas of the State. Questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by two lecturers in the Department of Public Administration, ESUT Enugu. The Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient Statistic was used to obtain the reliability index of 0.84, which was considered adequate for the study. Data analysis was aided by SPSS version 16 using mean scores, pooled mean and standard deviation (SD) while the hypotheses were tested using Z-test statistic at 0.05 level of significance. The decision rule for interpreting the mean scores was put at mean of 3.0 and above interpreted as agreed while mean scores below 3.0 was interpreted as disagreed. The findings included that CIDJAP as a non governmental organization has to a very large extent contributed to promoting educational capability among individuals in Enugu Diocese. CIDJAP as a non governmental organization has to a very large extent enhanced the health capability among people in Enugu Diocese. CIDJAP as a non governmental organization has to a very large extent contributed in ensuring good governance and respect for fundamental rights in the society. Also, CIDJAP as a non governmental organization has to a very large extent contributed in providing a decent standard of living among people within Enugu Diocese In conclusion the roles of CIDJAP so far deserve commendation for the impact it has made on human development. However, more still needs to be done. Thus it is recommended that there should be synergy among governments at all levels, CIDJAP and other relevant stakeholders in ensuring massive mobilization aimed at ensuring promoting educational capability, health care, skills and entrepreneurship development and peaceful co-existence among people in the society.