International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Proactive Community Leadership and Rural Transformation in Delta State
Akpomuvie Orhioghene Benedict Ph.D.

The main thrust of this paper, is community development which is seen generally as a movement designed to promote better living for the community with the active participation of the people. In addition, the study considered the relevance of effective leadership in these communities as a veritable tool and catalyst in the process of improving the living conditions of the rural dwellers in Delta State. The study which relied on the secondary method of data collection revealed that communities with effective leadership are more peaceful and developed than communities that are characterized by conflicts. The study however recommended that traditional rulers should always consult the people on matters affecting their development. Apart from regular dialogue, traditional rulers should be seen by the followers to be honest, transparent and accountable in their activities.

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