M. N. Okeke, A. N. Onuorah, J. C. Oboreh


The paper examines entrepreneurial development as a strategy to poverty eradication. It x-rays the various programmes put in place in the past by the Nigerian government and notes that these programmes have not been honestly executed to reduce effects of poverty on the people, instead, the situation has gone worse due to dubious executors of the programmes. The paper posits that for poverty alleviation/reduction programmes to succeed, Nigeria needs to renew her vision and commitment to the decentralization of entrepreneurial development programmes, and having new arrangement with community based organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Skill acquisition centres/programmes need proper monitoring to check dubious executors. This can be achieved through good governance.


Entrepreneurial, eradication, poverty, governance.

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