The Social Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Page No. 346 - 350

An Exploration of the Contributions of National Accelerated Poverty Eradication Programme in Ekiti State, Nigeria

Authors : O.O. Fasoranti

Abstract: The study examined the activities of National Accelerated Poverty Eradication Programme [NAPEP] in alleviating poverty in Ekiti State in Nigeria. Data were collected from 120 respondents with the aid of well structured questionnaire. The respondents were selected through multistage sampling techniques from two local governments namely Ado Ekiti, the State capital and Ikere Local Government areas. Data collected were analysed with the aid of descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation and t-test. Results showed age bracket 21-30 years as the modal age group. About 90% of the respondents were less than sixty years of age. Moreover, a sizable number of the beneficiaries of the activities of the NAPEP i.e., 28.3% had B.Sc. certificate while 60% had more than primary education. 90% of total respondents agreed that NAPEP programme has helped to reduce incidence of poverty among the people in the study area thereby improving their standard of living. However, provision of infrastructure which is one of the schemes of NAPEP was mostly enjoyed by non-beneficiaries in that 6.4 and 58.3% of beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, respectively reported having access to such infrastructures.

How to cite this article:

O.O. Fasoranti , 2007. An Exploration of the Contributions of National Accelerated Poverty Eradication Programme in Ekiti State, Nigeria . The Social Sciences, 2: 346-350.

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