Chapter One of The Implementation of the Sdgs Specifically Goal 9 in Delta State
Abstract of The Implementation of the Sdgs Specifically Goal 9 in Delta State
The research investigated the implementation of the SDGs specifically goal 9 in Delta State using two local government areas namely Isoko north and Oshimili south as the study, highlighting the prospects and challenges of implementing this goal. It further examines the extent to which this goal has been implemented and how it affects sustainable development in Delta State. This study analyses infrastructure, technology or innovation and industry in the various cities, towns and villages in Delta State.
The study adopted the survey research design. Data used was collected through questionnaires and interviews, and the sample size for this study comprised of 200 people from both local government each totally 400 respondents using Taro Yamane sampling technique and 4 respondents was selected using the purposive sampling technique for the interviews. Data collected analysed both qualitatively and quantitatively using the SPSS computer software and the findings was represented in tables as percentages and frequencies. Findings revealed that revealed that SDG particularly Goal 9 in Delta has been established with the intention to promote infrastructure, industry, and innovation within the State in order to enhance industrial development and overall development process of Delta State. The government has put in place a lot of measure in the implementation of SDG goal 9 in Delta State which are job creation office, the establishment of a scheme that is mainly designed to follow true foreign investment, the commitment of the state government, and a renewed commitment to sensitize the people on the need to cooperate and be friendly to investors in order to foster a very good relationship between indigenes and investors, thereby leading to development. Furthermore, it was found that SDG goal 9 in Delta State has bring about grassroots development, increase in economy power, wealth creation and others towards sustainable development of communities and cities in Delta State. And challenges affecting the implementation of SDG goal 9 in Delta State are human factor, cultural, institutional structure having a mindset that negate to sustainable development due to political interest and other interest that are borne out of desire to please a particular set of people. Financial sector and there is also a challenge of lack of political will.