THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN ALLEVIATING POVERTY AMONG THE NIGERIAN YOUTH

Ebere Ifeyinwa Ezeh PhD

Abstract


Nigeria is now embroiled in a web of economic woes, which has resulted in a high proportion of unemployment, suffering and poverty, particularly among the country's youth. The impact of poverty on Nigerian youth was investigated in this research, as well as the role of the church in alleviating this social ill. The fundamental point of this article, however, is to encourage the church to continue to use its abilities, resources, and experiences to help young people become productive citizens as a model and crucial social organization. Despite numerous poverty eradication and alleviation programs established by successive governments in the country, it was discovered that a larger number of Nigerian youth lack almost all of the basic things needed for a standard of living, such as meaningful employment, clothing, formal education, and so on. Based on the foregoing facts, the article concludes that the government alone cannot eradicate poverty among Nigeria's youth, and that the government's incapacity to do so necessitates the involvement of all social and religious players in addressing the problem. The study suggests, among other things, that the church should continue to set up skill acquisition programs and network with both the government and the private sector to make cash accessible to emerging and established businesses in Nigeria in order to take alleviate poverty alleviation among the youth to the next level.


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Role, Church, Poverty Alleviation, Youth, Nigeria.

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