Town Union Governments and Community Development in Igboland: the Amakofia Ututu Case, 1979-2015

Authors

  • Sunny Okoreaffia Department of History and International Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Dr. Nwachukwu J. Obiakor, MHSN Department of History and International studies, Faculty of Arts

Keywords:

Community, Development Plan, Government, Self-help, Grassroots

Abstract

The town union government has shown to be a major player in rural community development efforts in Igboland. Being a major element of change in the socio-political organization of the people introduced by colonialism, town union government turned out to be a very important instrument of self-help approach to community development in post-colonial period, and by the end of the Nigeria-Biafra war, its effect became very visible. By 1979, the Amakofia Development Union (ADU) was formed. Its foundation accelerated community development in Amakofia Ututu community.

Author Biography

Dr. Nwachukwu J. Obiakor, MHSN, Department of History and International studies, Faculty of Arts

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Published

2021-06-04

How to Cite

Okoreaffia, S., & Obiakor, N. J. (2021). Town Union Governments and Community Development in Igboland: the Amakofia Ututu Case, 1979-2015. International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research, 3(4), 365–382. Retrieved from https://theinterscholar.org/journals/index.php/isjassr/article/view/125

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