THE ROLE OF AN ACCOUNTANT IN THE POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMME OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Postgraduate

    INTRODUCTION

The need to develop micro economic activities that could enhance self-reliance as a strategy for reducing poverty becomes so pronounced that the three arms of government (Federal, state and local government) come up with various initiatives.  Among these were programs and policies that aimed at:

-                     Stimulating economics growth through the engagement, of semi-skilled and unskilled labour in production activities

-                     Immediate reduction of social vices and tension in the society by removing idle handle from the streets

-                     Engage the unemployed indirect activities as a veritable means of re-floating the economy.

-                     Improve of the environmental degradation

-                     Minimize rural or urban drift through the improvement of rural communities

-                     Committing the fund to direct benefit of the participant rather than on service or overheads

-                     To achieve these more machinery, accountability, honesty must be put in motion with competent, professional from various field of endeavor rammers, and policies.

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     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

          Among the major problems that have plagued the socio-political and economic life of developing nations are gross unemployment of her learning population and poverty.  Among these nations includes our country Nigeria.  Poverty is pervasive.  About 60% of Nigeria live below the poverty line.  Available statistics shows that only fifty percent of the population, have access to safe water.  About thirty-eight percent of the population do not have access to primary health care whole most Nigeria, consume less than one third of the minimum required protein and vitamins in-take due to low purchasing power.

          These incidence were compounded by over two decades of political instability, macro economic, policy inconsistencies low capacity utilization, in industries and the massive turn out of school levers and graduates by institution  of higher learning.


             OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The objectives of this study among other things include:

-                     To determine the role of the accountant in the poverty eradication programme of Aminri local government area

-                     To determine whether the role of an accountant is of any relevance in the planning of programmes and policies of poverty eradication, in Amiri local government area.

-                     To determine whether the role of the accountant is of any relevance in the implementation of the poverty eradication programmes

-                     To determine whether the role of the accountant is of any relevance in monitoring of the strategies of the poverty eradication programmes of Aminri local government areas

-                     To determine whether the role of the accountant will result  in the actualization of the objectives of poverty eradication in Aminri local government areas.

Therefore, the accountant should increase, add or make sure the little fund disbursed for the improvement of poverty eradication programme is accounted for and used properly.