X-RAYING CITIZENSHIP PARTICIPATION THROUGH THE LENS OF ICT: QUEST FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
Kayode Wakili Olawoyin
Studia Politica Slovaca, 2022, vol. 15, no. 2, p. 34-49
The study looks at citizen participation through the lens of information and communication technology. The questionnaire was administered using a mixed approach method on local council ICT officers, registered voters, local non-governmental community and youth leaders, and key informant interviews with officers of ICT organisations. For the quantitative design, a questionnaire was given to 418 respondents, and 18 essential informants were purposefully interviewed. The data were analysed with SPSS; tables were used for correlation co-efficient analysis, and content analysis presented the interview responses. ICT and public participation in municipal governance had a positive correlation of +0.629, according to the findings. The study finds that ICT tools will improve local governance in rural areas for long-term democratic good governance and development.
ICT, Citizens Participation, Good Governance, Local Governance, Democratic Governance and Development
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