Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 390

Full Length Research Paper

Inclusive planning in Nigeria: A veritable tool for poverty reduction

Akwu, Kingsley Chidozie
  • Akwu, Kingsley Chidozie
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Caritas University, Nigeria.
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Kanu, Ejikeme Johnson
  • Kanu, Ejikeme Johnson
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Enugu Campus, University of Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 30 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 11 November 2014
  •  Published: 31 December 2014


In perceived or real terms stagnation in the supply of poverty alleviation, materials and resources seems to be the order of the day in Nigeria. Even though there are core poverty eradication ministries and agencies, their benefits are not evenly distributed as expected. What we have is a development where some are favoured and others are not. The paper argues in favour of embracing inclusive planning as a veritable tool for the reduction of poverty in Nigeria. The data for the study which provides the basis for this paper were collected from secondary sources. Results show that up till now in Nigeria, 84.4% of the people are poor or moderately endowed. It is therefore suggested that transparency and accountability be employed as two aiding keys of poverty reduction.


Key words: Poverty, planning, Nigeria.