EFFECT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON THE ATTAINMENT OF MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS) IN NIGERIA, (A CASE STUDY OF PAMPAIDA MILLENNIUM VILLAGE, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Authors

  • A. Ahmed
  • Y. Babangida
  • A. Nuhu
  • A. K. Mohammed
  • Bawa Bilkisu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33003/fjs-2020-0404-486

Keywords:

effects, information and communication, Millennium Development Goals

Abstract

The study examines the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) on the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria from 2006 to 20015 with specific focus on effects of mobile phone, Internet, Computer and Radio on MDGs. Four research questions and four hypotheses were tested at 5% level of significance. The design for this study was a survey design while the population was made up of Five Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty-Six (5,666) people living in Pampaida Millennium Village. The sample size was Three Hundred and Seventy-Four (374). The sampling technique used is convenient sampling. The method of data collection used was questionnaire for primary data. Method of data analysis were percentages, linear regression and analysis of variance. The data analysis revealed that the ICT factors that have meaningful impact on MDGs were Mobile phones, Internet and Radio. Mobile phones were the widely use ICTs 

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Published

2021-01-03

How to Cite

Ahmed, A., Babangida, Y., Nuhu, A., Mohammed, A. K., & Bilkisu, B. (2021). EFFECT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON THE ATTAINMENT OF MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS) IN NIGERIA, (A CASE STUDY OF PAMPAIDA MILLENNIUM VILLAGE, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA. FUDMA JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, 4(4), 339 - 347. https://doi.org/10.33003/fjs-2020-0404-486