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IMPACT OF NATIONAL POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMME (NAPEP) ON RURAL DWELLERS IN ESAN WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EDO STATE

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IMPACT OF NATIONAL POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMME (NAPEP) ON RURAL DWELLERS IN ESAN WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EDO STATE

ABSTRACT

This research titled “Impact of National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) on rural dwellers in Esan West Local Government area, Edo State” is aimed at revealing the level of success recorded by NAPEP in Nigeria. Three research objectives were raised and two hypotheses were formulated. The research objectives are to expose the extent to which NAPEP has impacted on rural dwellers in accessing credit facilities in Esan West Local Government Area, show how NAPEP has made impacted on rural residents terns of skills acquisition in Esan West Local Government Area, and unearth the impact NAPEP has made on rural inhabitants in relation to employment in Esan West Local Government Area. The sample size was 400 respondents selected through a purposive sampling technique. The research made use of both primary and secondary sources of gathering information. The simple percentage was used to analyze respondents’ opinions while Pearson correlation coefficient was used to test and analyze the hypotheses. The research findings revealed that the National Poverty Eradication Programme did not significantly improve the degree of credit facilities accessed by the rural populace of Esan West Local Government Area, the National Poverty Eradication Programme did not positively enhance the level of skills acquired by the rural dweller in Esan West Local Government Area, and the National Poverty Eradication Programme did not appreciably improve the height of employment among the rural residents in Esan West Local Government. The recommendations of this research study is that government should provide more vocational training centres ‘] while the existing ones should be equipped and properly maintained. Also Small and medium scale enterprises should be given adequate attention by the government as this will enhance capacity prog

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