Impact of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) on Poverty Alleviation among Rural Women and Youth in Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria

  • Abdullahi Mohammed Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
  • Husseini Tukur Hassan Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
  • Musa Zakari Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

Abstract

End Poverty in all its form everywhere is one of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and seven targets were adopted as framework to reduce poverty in the world. Despite ongoing progress, 10 per cent of the world lives in poverty and struggle to fulfill basic needs such as health, education, and access to water and sanitation. Extreme poverty remains high in low-income countries particularly in Nigeria where poverty rate stands at 40.09 percent, representing 82.9 million persons. This study therefore seeks to assess the impact of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) on poverty alleviation among rural women and youth in Federal Capital Territory Abuja-Nigeria. The study adopted political system theory as propounded by Easton and Barnard (1965) for theoretical analysis. The study adopted survey and documentary research design. Both primary and secondary method of data collection was utilized. The finding from the study revealed that SDGs’ Empowerment scheme has positive and significant relationship between poverty alleviation among rural Women and Youth in Federal Capital Territory. It also SDGs’ soft credit loan has positive and significant relationship between poverty alleviation among rural Women and Youth in Federal Capital Territory. Government should be empowered more women and youth through massive investment in industries and agriculture in order created job and wealth from agro-business and as well sustain food security thereby reducing poverty among rural populace in Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Government should massively invest in rural economic development and there should expansion of credit loan scheme to cover more household in Federal Capital Territory Abuja


Keyword: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Poverty, poverty alleviation, women, youth and Federal Capital Territory

Published
2021-04-22
How to Cite
MOHAMMED, Abdullahi; HASSAN, Husseini Tukur; ZAKARI, Musa. Impact of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) on Poverty Alleviation among Rural Women and Youth in Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 109-122, apr. 2021. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/1175>. Date accessed: 28 july 2021.