Sustaining the Environment and Reducing Poverty in Nigeria: Which Comes First?

International Journal of Development Studies - Concepts for Further Development, 4(1), 53-60

9 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Ebele Nwokoye

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 10, 2007

Abstract

Which of these two developmental strategies should a country adopt first in a bid to improve the material lives of its citizenry; utilizing the renewable natural Resources (RNRs) to the point of creating employment pportunities aimed at reducing poverty for the present generation or creating employment opportunities to sidetrack poverty with a view to deterring the over-utilization of Renewable Natural Resources (RNRs)? This paper appreciates the link between poverty reduction and environmental sustainability and concludes that development demands an effective integration of these two strategies with a possibility of merging both into a single institution.

Keywords: development, environment, poverty, renewable natural resources, sustainability

Suggested Citation

Nwokoye (nee Nwabude), Ebele, Sustaining the Environment and Reducing Poverty in Nigeria: Which Comes First? (January 10, 2007). International Journal of Development Studies - Concepts for Further Development, 4(1), 53-60. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306580

Ebele Nwokoye (nee Nwabude) (Contact Author)

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

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