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ACHIEVEMENTS AND SUSTENANCE OF POVERTY ERADICATION IN BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

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Continental Journal of Sustainable Development
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This paper examines the activities, operations and achievements of Borno State Poverty Alleviation Programmes under the present administration of Governor Kashim Shettima. Several relevant authorities concerned were consulted to get the required information. Those consulted include: staff of Borno State Ministry of Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, programme vital dossier on the activities of youth job creation and empowerment. Other sources contacted on the programme were the Borno Radio Television (BRTV) and Nigeria Television Authority, Maiduguri (NTA) news propaganda on the activities and achievements of the Borno State Poverty Alleviation Schemes as well as trainees (employed youths under the programme). The study, however, incorporated several related literature and empirical studies to complement the work. The finding of the study strongly endorsed the paper hypothesis and claims effectiveness of the Borno State Poverty Alleviation Programme towards job creation and youth empowerment as undisputable. Therefore, the programme is a success and serves as a role model to other sister states to emulate. The researcher however, made some suggestions of how to maintain the existing tempo of success and achievements for year to come. KEYWORDS: Achievements, Sustenance, Poverty, Eradication.

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