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Summer 4-1-2021

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This article is a part of a whole of an unpublished Thesis.

Abstract

AbstractThe Study Examined the Information Sharing Strategies of Members of Vigilante in Adamawa state, North-East Nigeria. Embedded in the pragmatic philosophical assumptions and mixed methodology. The population of the study comprised of One Thousand Four Hundred Members (1400) drawn from Nineteen (19) local governments areas in the state. Krejcie and Morgan Table (1970) was used to draw (302) members as research sample while Walpole’s (1982) formula for proportions was used in arriving at a sample for each stratum. A total of Three Hundred and Two (302) copies of questionnaires were administered, and Two Hundred and Forty (240) copies (79.47%) were returned. Four Commanders of the Vigilante were interviewed. The quantitative data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics while the qualitative data was thematically analyzed. The outcome of the study revealed that Members were found to share Written, Verbal and Audio/Visual Information by forwarding, writing and Voicing through both official and unofficial Information Sharing channels often challenged by Poor GSM network, high cost of printing & distribution, high cost of radio air time, poor organizational Information Sharing protocol, Poor Information Literacy Skills as well as inadequate Government support. It is recommended that Members should establish an effective organizational Information Sharing protocol, acquire an effective Information Sharing infrastructure: Functional organizational website/portal, effective Internet access, customized ICT’s such as phones, iPads, notebook computers, and walkie talkie radio. Activate social media platforms/handles as well as establish an internal collaborative information sharing framework with sister organizations. Keywords: Framework, Information Sharing, Information Sharing Strategies, Vigilante,

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