Nigeria 2012

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

IDC has undertaken a socio-economic baseline study in Rivers State in November and December 2012.

IDC research team interviewing in Rivers State
IDC research team interviewing in Rivers State

The survey included 1187 residents, civil servants, public sector workers and Civil Society Organisations across all 23 LGAs is the first of its kind. The research team asked 1187 respondents 472 questions and received over 200,000 responses of which 19,800 were comments, clarifications and suggestions.

People were asked about the status of local service delivery, about their priorities in social services. They were also asked what criteria they employ when voting for a new governor, what their hopes are for the new government and what current constraints they experience.

The report revealed that although there is increased political awareness, there is disillusionment of politicians generally, most respondents citing empty promises made by candidates during election campaigns and announcing grand plans during office that never get implemented on the ground. They believed firmly there should be consultation before making plans.

IDC has now presented the findings to the aspiring governor Tonye Princewill and wishes him good luck with his candidacy in the next elections.

A dilapidated bridge structure in Rivers State
A dilapidated bridge structure in Rivers State
Continuous Gas flaring in Omuku, Rivers State
Continuous Gas flaring in Omuku, Rivers State