International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Forest Administration: Panacea for Forest Policy Implementation in Kaduna State
Faleyimu, O.I; Arowosoge, O.G.

This paper examines forest administration and its implementation in Kaduna state. A random sampling technique was employed to choose respondents at 3 forestry administrative zones which are northern zone, central zone and southern zone of the state. A total of one hundred and twenty questionnaire was administered. Data collected were analyzed using frequency distribution tables, percentage and chi-square (χ2). Results showed that regular staff training, stakeholders participation, provision of adequate financial resources, creating a conducive atmosphere for job, effective supervision and coordination, regular meetings with staff, adequate staff strength, regular annual reports on forestry activities, incentives for afforestation/regeneration, provision of adequate equipment to run the forestry affairs, finance, log control and regular training of staff had significant relationship with forestry development (P<0.01). On the other hand, planning unit did not have significant relationship with forestry development (P>0.05). Due to these factors affecting forestry development, the administrative structures had over the years had direct relationship with effectiveness in implementing government conservative policies and programmes.

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