Analysing poverty profile in Gombe state: a projection for reduction strategies / Babayo Sule and Usman Sambo

Sule, Babayo and Sambo, Usman (2020) Analysing poverty profile in Gombe state: a projection for reduction strategies / Babayo Sule and Usman Sambo. Journal of Administrative Science, 17 (2). pp. 109-139. ISSN 1675-1302

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Poverty is a phenomenon that is affecting our society negatively. Its scorch keeps on biting harder despite the rate in which revenue is rising in Nigeria in the Fourth Republic (1999-2020). Gombe State is one of the states that is categorised among the poorest in Nigeria for a decade. Poverty is affecting the socioeconomic and political wellbeing of Gombe State in many perspectives. This paper examined the issues and perspectives of poverty in Gombe State particularly the causes, manifestations and strategies of reduction. The work used primary and secondary sources of data collection where some respondents were selected through a simple random sampling for questionnaire administration and other key stakeholders were identified for an in-depth interview. The secondary source involves documents such as books, reports, journals and internet sources. The data obtained were presented and analysed using statistical tools such as tables and charts where applicable. The paper concludes that; poverty is caused mainly due to poor government’s macro and micro economic policies and that poverty level in Gombe State has reached an unbearable index of 74.6 % according to the research and also the National Bureau of Statistics report which ranked the State the fourth poorest State in the country in 2019. The paper recommends that, for poverty to be alleviated in Gombe State, there should be a comprehensive and integrated approach via well designed policies such as Conditional Cash Transfer, development of agricultural sector, small scale industrialisation and youth empowerment schemes. It is also recommended that some models like Brazilian Bolsa Familia Prograsmme and Malaysian social investment and empowerment should be considered.


Item Type: Article
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Sule, Babayo
Sambo, Usman
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Demography. Population. Vital events > Population geography. Migration
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Population research
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Poor. Poverty
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Protection, assistance and relief
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 17
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 109-139
Keywords: Analysing, Gombe State, Poverty, Poverty Profile
Date: December 2020
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