Causes and Effects of Poverty in Fika, Nigeria.

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Causes and Effects of Poverty in Fika, Nigeria.

Poverty is defined as the lack of minimum food and shelter necessary for maintaining life. In order to survive, human beings need basic resources such as clean water, sound education, good health, clothing and shelter. Within the society there is a wide range of poor people having less income than the rich which make the poor inferior to the rich. Poverty in Fika is caused by scarcity of human resources, opportunity barriers and unemployment; which results to bad health, illiteracy and drug abuse. In Fika, people view poverty as an inevitable situation, so they depend on charity for sustenance as there are limited resources in the society. Also, rises in the cost of living make the people less able to afford basic necessities like water, food, shelter and so on. In order to survive the poor try to find food with the same nutritional value as that of the rich. For instance, the rich people eat turkey which gives protein, while the poor eat fish which have the same nutritional value with turkey. In Fika, there are usually riots as a result of increase in the price of grains. Due to this change in the price of grains, farming usually becomes intense and gradually leads to soil infertility. As a result, a decline in the yield of agricultural products produced. The second cause of poverty is that the government is reluctant to give the poor ownership rights of property. This is the chief obstacle that hinders development in Fika. This lack of ownership rights to land leads to the migration of people to other societies. As a result, hindering growth and development which inhibits ownership of businesses among the poor by creating opportunity barriers for the poor people who want to start running small businesses. These governmental regulations like collateral favour big businesses at the expense of small businesses. However, if the government allows the poor this privilege of ownerships rights, there will be an...
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