CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN NIGERIA: AN ASSESSMENT OF KALTUNGO-SHONGOM GRASSROOTS FOUNDATION (KALSHOM) IN KALTUNGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, GOMBE STATE

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN NIGERIA: AN ASSESSMENT OF KALTUNGO-SHONGOM GRASSROOTS FOUNDATION (KALSHOM) IN KALTUNGO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, GOMBE STATE

Authors

  • LAWAL ABDULLAHI OLADIMEJI
  • PhD., LAMIDO JOHN
  • ISA ABDULMUMEEN ADEKUNLE

Keywords:

Governance, Civil Society Organizations, Poverty Alleviation, Public Goods, Service Delivery, Kaltungo

Abstract

The reoccurring incidences of poverty among other indices of backwardness have compelled
a new approach to governance and service delivery across the World. The tri-sector model
consisting of the State, the private sector, and Civil Society Organizations is one of the
innovations by which public goods are being delivered especially in developed countries. This
paper appraises the effectiveness or otherwise of KALSHOM towards improving the quality of
life of the citizenry in Kaltungo local government area. The paper used the instrument of
questionnaire administered withstratified sampling technique among residents of Kaltungo
local government Area. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS Version 17.0)
was used in running the data. The findings of the paper revealed that although KALSHOM is
largely involved in poverty alleviation activities in Kaltungo local government as depicted in
the findings that over 2000 women and youths benefited through its health enhancement and
longevity programmes; expansion of opportunities for education for children and adult; a
larger percentage of the disadvantaged residents of the area are yet to be reached. It is
recommended among others that KALSHOM should include the provision of economic and
social infrastructure for its beneficiaries so as to boost economic activities in the area. It is
also recommended that the authorities of Kaltungo local government and Gombe State
government should collaborate with KALSHOM in its various activities aimed at altering the
incidences of poverty in the area

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2023-08-08

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