THE ROLE OF AN ACCOUNTANT IN THE POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMME OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ( A CASE STUDY OF ANINRI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON ACCOUNTING
This project is crimed at finding out the role of an accountant in the poverty eradication programme of the federal government with particular reference to Aminri, local government, area. The method of obtaining data for this research, will be mainly from primary sources such as personal interview, questionnaires and observations and secondary sources such as literature review, newspaper, magazines and journals etc.This project will also looked into the failure of the previous writer to determine the role of an accountant, in the poverty eradication programme of the federal government. Besides this research may not be termed comprehensive due to limitations imposed by: financial, constraint, time constraint, Unavailability, of necessary materials etc. However, at the end of the study I determine will find out whether the role of and accountant is of any relevance in the planning programme and policies of poverty eradication in Amiri local government secondly, I will determine whether the role of the accountant is of any relevance chim monitoring of he strategies of the poverty, eradication programme of Amiri L.G.A .Tirdly, I will determine whether the role of the accountant will result in the actualization of the objectives of poverty eradication, programme in Aminri L.G.A
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.
– 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 endeavour rammes, and policies.
1.1 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.
This is to say that despite these, for three decades after independence, unemployment and poverty, were not a national, state or local concern in Nigeria as it is today.