IMPLEMENTATION OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES / POLICIES IN NIGERIA: A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVEAbstract:
Development remains central to developing and developed nations of the world. This concern has made nations to actively pursue the issue of development with concerted efforts. Using different development strategies as well as making it sustainable without affecting future generation. This brought about the concept of sustainable development. This study seeks to critically examine rural development programmes/policies in Nigeria, the sustainable development perspectives. Data for the study were gathered from the secondary sources. The findings reveals among others that Nigeria since independence have initiated several development policies but abandoned because of lack of proper supervision, non-release of budgeted of funds, corruption, lack of qualified staff and so on. Consequently, the study recommended that there should be proper and adequate supervision of all rural development policies/programmes, qualified and adequate manpower should be engaged to manage rural development programmes among others so that the developmental efforts can be sustainable.