Church Proliferation in Time of Economic Challenges and Its Socio- Implications for Development.
In recent time Nigeria as a country have been facing economic challenges. No thanks to the endemic problem of corruption that have greatly embroiled her successive leadership. While most Nigerians are groaning and groping under the current economic hardship, most part of the Nigerian societies (where Christianity is mostly practiced) have been experiencing an upward trend in Christian evangelism and churches proliferation. This is especially true in most rural communities. In the light of this development, this study shall investigate the nexus between Church Proliferation in time of economic challenges and its socio- implications for development in some selected rural communities in Esan land of Edo state South-South Nigeria. The study population is predominantly non literate and as such data shall be collected mainly through qualitative method. From the critical analysis of the data collected, it is hoped that some revealing expositions/findings shall be recorded which ultimately guide us in suggesting some useful recommendations.