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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 4(7), pp. 264275, August, 2016. 

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2016.048

ISSN: 2360-784X



Research Paper


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.

E-mail: alibrahimabbas2000@gmail.com


Accepted 16 August 2016



The study 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.

KEYWORDS: Cooperative societies, Poor, Poverty, Poverty alleviation, Nigeria


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






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