Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 4(7), pp. 264–275, August, 2016.
The Roles of Cooperative Societies in Alleviating Poverty in Yobe State, Nigeria
Ali Ibrahim Abbas
Department of Political Science & Administration, Yobe State University, PMB 1144, Damaturu, Yobe state, Nigeria.
Accepted 16 August 2016
assessed the roles of cooperative societies towards alleviating poverty
using Yobe State as a case in point in Nigeria. The activities of
cooperative societies and how they affect its members especially in
fighting the menace of poverty were therefore critically examined.
Through multi-layer random sampling technique responses from
questionnaires and interviews conducted with key informants served as
the main source of data. The study showed that the activities of
cooperative societies have improved the living standard of its members
through provision of skills, trainings, job opportunities and financial
assistance thereby reducing the poverty level of its members and
communities. The finding of the study also showed that, despite various
successes achieved by the cooperative societies in poverty alleviation,
its efforts are not without some challenges. The study thus identified
and developed effective policy measures within which cooperative
societies can exploit to benefit all its members and communities
especially in the area of poverty alleviation.
Cite This Article As: Abbas AI (2016). The Roles of Cooperative Societies in Alleviating Poverty in Yobe State, Nigeria. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(7): 264-275