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The study examined the impact of agro-allied industries on rural dwellers in Benue state, Nigeria. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the respondents for the study. Primary data were collected through the use of structured questionnaires administered on 366 respondents from the selected communities; the data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The result of MannWhitney (U) statistics showed that water availability (14 350) and good road network (15 082.00) were the only social impact derived from the industries by the rural dwellers. The study recommended that government should ensure that infrastructural facilities such as schools, electricity, hospitals, good roads and portable water are provided for the rural dwellers who are residing where the agro-allied industries are situated.

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