Poverty reduction and millennium development goals in nigeria

cletus usman Idoko and Agenyi Emmanuel

Poverty is one of the major economic problems that distort the progress of any economy. This is because poverty does not end with persons who are poor, but extends from one generation to another. In view this therefore, the study identified the causes of poverty in Nigeria and the strategies for tackling poverty to meet up with millennium development goals. The study also identified strategies that can thwart the efforts of millennium development goals and recommends that for millennium development to be achieved, the poor should be incorporated in to the design and implementation of policies and programmes that affect them, the encouragement of religious tolerance among all religious groups, and the participation of non-governmental organization as a watch dog to various poverty reduction programmes among others were proffered.

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