Poverty and Insecurity: A Dangerous Threat to Business Activities and Development in Calabar South LGA, Cross River State, Nigeria

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2018 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 5 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Ukwayi J.K.(Ph.D), Angioha P.U & Nwagboso S.N.
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Ukwayi J.K.(Ph.D), Angioha P.U & Nwagboso S.N., "Poverty and Insecurity: A Dangerous Threat to Business Activities and Development in Calabar South LGA, Cross River State, Nigeria," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 5,  no. 2, pp. 33-38, 2018. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942703/IJHSS-V5I2P108


The study examines poverty and insecurity in Calabar South Local government Area of Cross river State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examines the relationship between income level, lack of access to basic needs, and insecurity. It was hypothesized that none of the correlated variables have any significant relationship with insecurity in Calabar south local Government area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Related literature were reviewed while relative deprivation theory was adopted as the theoretical framework. Survey research design was adopted. The multiple stage sampling technique was applied to obtain data from the four hundred respondents selected using the Taro Yamane sampling determination technique. The instrument of the study was 26 item questionnaire was used. Generated data were tasted using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The result of the analysis indicated that there is significant relationship between income level, lack of access to basic needs and insecurity in Calabar South Local Government area of Cross River State, Nigeria. It was recommended among others that government must target the youths intensive sector such as information and communications technology, entertainment and hospitality industry to address the problem of youth criminality.


 Poverty, insecurity, dangerous, business activities and development.


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