BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES

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Aliyu Umar, M. (2020). ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AS A POVERTY REDUCTION TOOL: EXPECTATIONS FROM NIGERIA A CASE STUDY OF NORTH WESTERN NIGERIA. BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES, 10, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/abcd

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Nigeria and other African countries, poverty is described as a socio-economic problem that affects growth and development in the region. The government of these countries have designed and embarked on several measures to reduce the degree of poverty and improve the social well- being of the people. The prevalence of mass poverty in Nigeria that claims to be the giant of Africa reflects the poor management and performance of the economies of the various states in Nigeria, especially the northern part of the country. Entrepreneurship is considered as an alternative way to tackle some of the socio economic problems that bedeviled this part of the country, presently, especially problem of high unemployment, poverty and banditry that cause general economic problem in Nigeria. Entrepreneurship is a process undertaken by the government to reduce the level of poverty in the economy.Entrepreneurship development is the process of enhancing entrepreneurial skills and knowledge through structured training and institutional building programmes focused on individuals who wish to start or expand a business. One of the major challenges facing developing and underdeveloped countries of the world is poverty.

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