Level of Awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in Delta State, Nigeria

  • Eloho Patience Oziwele Department of Mass Communication Faculty of the Social Sciences Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
  • Michael E. Ilaya Department of Mass Communication Faculty of the Social Sciences Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the level of awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Delta State, Nigeria. The diffusion of innovation theory was adopted for the study. The researcher adopted a quantitative research method where a survey was done using questionnaire as instrument of data collection. Using the multi-stage sampling technique, three towns from the Senatorial districts of Delta State (Delta South, Delta Central and Delta North) were purposively selected. The three select towns include Ozoro in Isoko North (Delta South), Ughelli in Ughelli North (Delta Central) and Obiaruku in Ukwuani (Delta North). A sample size of 302 was drawn from the population of 583,280. The findings showed that the extent of awareness of the SDGs among the respondents was high. The findings also showed that radio, television, social media and newspapers were the major sources of awareness. However, respondents’ awareness spread of the 17 goals was not proportionate as the awareness of each goal was not encouraging enough. Thus, the researchers recommended increased spread of awareness of the SDGs so as to record proportionate level of awareness.

Author Biographies

Eloho Patience Oziwele, Department of Mass Communication Faculty of the Social Sciences Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria




Michael E. Ilaya, Department of Mass Communication Faculty of the Social Sciences Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria



Published
2022-09-05
How to Cite
OZIWELE, Eloho Patience; ILAYA, Michael E.. Level of Awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in Delta State, Nigeria. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 105-113, sep. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/831>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.