Entrepreneurship Development Programme as a Mechanism for Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

Kontagora, Waziri Musa (2017) Entrepreneurship Development Programme as a Mechanism for Poverty Reduction in Nigeria. In: Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS) 2017. School of Social Sciences, USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, pp. 302-307. ISBN 9789671544013

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    Abstract

    Poverty is a global threat and more devastating in the developing world. In line with the global proclamation, Nigeria government introduced several intervention programmes to address the problems of mass unemployment, low productivity, high inflation, and poverty. Against this backdrop, this conceptual paper employed secondary data to analyze the contribution of entrepreneurship development on poverty alleviation in Nigeria. The paper contends that entrepreneurship development program (EDP) in Nigeria offer a palliative measure in addressing unemployment crises vis-à-vis poverty reduction among our teeming graduates. The failure of EDP was attributed paucity of fund, political instability, corruption and lack of administrative capacity to provide a holistic approach to the policy on poverty reduction etc. To this end, the paper wishes to recommend that government needs to create an investor-friendly environment, that can address the dilapidated infrastructural facilities especially, power sector, roads and railways, adequate security and give every citizen the sense of belonging among others. Keywords: Poverty, Entrepreneurship, Development, Program.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
    Koleksi Penganjuran Persidangan (Conferences Collection) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
    Depositing User: Puan Sukmawati Muhamad
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 14:21
    Last Modified: 25 May 2018 14:21
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/40613

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