Poverty Alleviation Progrmme and Rural Dwellers in Nigeria: Socio-Economic Implication

Samuel Olanrewaju OLADAPO, Vivian Morenike OLASENI


Poverty has been a global problem which is affecting over four billion people all over the world. Nigeria as a developing country is having her own share of the problem, which has attracted many researches both national and international. There have been argument about the effectiveness of poverty alleviation program put in place by government, hence this study looked at the impact of different poverty alleviation programme on rural dwellers in Nigeria. Survey research design method was adopted for the study. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire titled: poverty alleviation programme scale (PPAPC). It contained 18 items and was divided into two sessions. The population of the study contained three hundred people living in rural community of Uso in Owo Local Government. The findings from the data collected revealed that respondents agreed that poverty alleviation programme has significant effect on the poverty indices in the rural area such as access to health care facilities and loan. It is therefore recommended that government should continue to introduce poverty alleviation programme as well as encouraging individual philanthropists to assist in alleviating poverty in rural areas.


Poverty; Poverty alleviation; Rural dwellers; Poverty alleviation programme

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