Manuscript Title:

SOCIAL INVESTMENT SCHEME (N-POWER) AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN KANO METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Author:

MUHAMMAD SANI YAKUBU, SEOW TA WEE, MUSTAPHA JAMI’U, SULEIMAN USMAN

DOI Number:

570203

Published : 2024-02-10

About the author(s)

1. MUHAMMAD SANI YAKUBU - Faculty of Technology Management, University Tun Hussein, Onn, Malaysia.
2. SEOW TA WEE - Faculty of Technology Management, University Tun Hussein, Onn, Malaysia.
3. MUSTAPHA JAMI’U - Faculty of Business and Management, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia.
4. SULEIMAN USMAN - Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State, Nigeria.

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Abstract

The study investigated the relationship between N-Power program and poverty reduction in Kano Metropolis. This study adopted both case study design and casual design. The study population included a total of 5,435 beneficiaries from eight (8) selected local governments of Kano Metropolis. The sample size of 222 respondents was determined using Krejcie and Morgan (1970) Table. Questionnaire was the main research instrument adopted for this study. The Pearson correlation coefficient was used to measure the relationship between the study variables. The study found that there is a positive and significant relationship between N-Power Program and poverty reduction in Kano Metropolis (r =.488**, p = 0.000). The study recommended that there should be enough funds to finance N-Power activities, federal government should increase the number of beneficiaries, and that the federal government should empower the local governments to perform the role of evaluating and monitoring the beneficiaries in their primary areas of assignment.


Keywords

Social Investment Scheme, N-Power, Poverty Reduction, Kano State