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Income Poverty Reduction Through N-Power Scheme In Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria

Fred Osahon Okunmahie, Abel Enoguanmwonsa Ovenseri

Keywords: N-Power, Scheme, Poverty, Income, Ikpoba Okha

Abstract

This study examines how the N-Power scheme has worked to reduce income poverty among participants in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria. The study utilized the empowerment theory as the framework of analysis. The population of the study comprises NPower enrollees who served in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Edo State. The study’s sample consists of three hundred and thirty respondents who responded to the study’s questionnaire. The study’s major results revealed that the N-Teach component of the N-Power scheme had a strong positive impact on income poverty reduction among participants in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria. The study concludes that the N-Teach component of the NPower scheme largely contributed to the reduction of income poverty among participants in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Edo State. Consequently, the study recommends that successive governments in Nigeria should consolidate and deepen the N-Power scheme so that more unemployed Nigerians can benefit from the scheme.

Author Biography

Fred Osahon Okunmahie
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Edo State University, Uzairue, Edo State, Nigeria
fred.okunmahie@gmail.com
Abel Enoguanmwonsa Ovenseri
Department of Public Administration
University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
abelovenseri@gmail.com

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