The Social Sciences

Year: 2006
Volume: 1
Issue: 3
Page No. 194 - 197

Challenges of Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria

Authors : Ogunleye Olusesan Sola

Abstract: Poverty, a global phenomenon that is dynamic, complex and multi-dimensional is currently one of the most serious problems in the world. In view of the above, efforts are being made at the levels of government, the organized private sector, international donor agencies and NGOs to alleviate poverty so that man can live a meaningful life on the earth space. Despite various strategies employed by successive government and other agencies at alleviating poverty in Nigeria, the scourge seems unbolting as a result of lack of seriousness on the part of government, lack of reliable population figures as benchmark for planning, corruption and neglect among others. The study recommends conducting a reliable and acceptable census, back to the land policy, transparency and elimination of corruption among others for sustainable poverty alleviation in Nigeria.

How to cite this article:

Ogunleye Olusesan Sola , 2006. Challenges of Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 1: 194-197.

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