Village renewal and development programmes in cross river State, Nigeria
Felix Onen Eteng, Bassey Anam
Village renewal as a development programme is a new phenomenon in Cross River State. The founding fathers of the state did not give attention to village renewal policy, instead, their attention was directed towards urban renewal programmes. Village renewal as a comprehensive plan of development covers areas like agriculture, infrastructure, culture, partnership, environment, empowerment, and creating awareness which serves as anti-vandalism mechanism for the village projects. Although, there are challenges here, and there, this study recommends that an integration approach which involves community participation is a veritable tool for a successful village renewal and development programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria.