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Effects of Political Leadership on Reduction of Poverty and Inequality in Enugu State Nigeria, 2007 -2019

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Effects of Political Leadership on Reduction of Poverty and Inequality in Enugu State Nigeria, 2007 -2019


Ugwu Darlington Ogbonna | Chikelue Ofuebe | Nwakamma Michael C.



Ugwu Darlington Ogbonna | Chikelue Ofuebe | Nwakamma Michael C. "Effects of Political Leadership on Reduction of Poverty and Inequality in Enugu State Nigeria, 2007 -2019" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-5 | Issue-6, October 2021, pp.448-460, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd46405.pdf

The study investigated the effects of political leadership on reduction of poverty and inequality in Enugu State, Nigeria between 2007 and 2019. Two specific objectives and corresponding hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study utilized social Contract theory as the framework of analysis. The study utilized primary and secondary source of data. The primary data was obtained through interview and observation methods while secondary data was obtained through text books, News paper, Journals, government official documents and internet materials. Nine Local Government Areas were used for the study and they were chosen through purposive/ judgmental sampling techniques. The data for the study was presented using simple table, percentage, mean and Chart. Hypotheses were tested using Chi-square contingency test. The findings for the study revealed as follows: that the activities of Enugu State government are the major cause of poverty in the state, that the project strategies employed by Enugu state government have contributed significantly in mitigating poverty and inequalities in the state, that the measures adopted by the political leadership of the state have contributed very little in reducing poverty and inequalities in Enugu state, that there are significant measures adopted by the political leadership of Enugu state in poverty and inequality reduction. Based on the background, hypotheses and findings, it was recommended thus: Enugu state government should provide the basic needs and good policies that will guarantee good living condition, that there should be adequate funding, There is need for proper re-orientation in way of managing the resources of the state, There should be no interference from the government in the choice of project for the communities, anti-corruption agencies must not only be made to function independently of government apparatus but must have the capacity to institute an executive sanctions, that there is need to appraise and understand the social , political, economic, and cultural contexts of communities before the institution of intervention projects in the communities.

Political Leadership, Poverty, Inequality, Education, and Healthcare


IJTSRD46405
Volume-5 | Issue-6, October 2021
448-460
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
Copyright © 2019 by author(s) and International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development Journal. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

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