Page 126– 143 | Umar Farouk Musa, Mohamad Ainuddin Iskandar Lee Bin Abdullah, Ratnaria Wahid
Statistics divulge that multidimensional poverty indicators are apparent in sub-Saharan Africa, while based on region in Nigeria; North-eastern part of the country and Bauchi state recorded 89.5 percent across education, health and standard of living. The main objective of this study is to explore the causes and suggested some strategies for the mitigation of this phenomenon. In achieving this, semi-structured interviews were carried out and generated data from 20 informants whereas eeight interview protocols were developed and the data were analyzed thematically. Findings from the study reveal that unemployment, illiteracy, inadequate infrastructures, poor entrepreneurial initiatives and mismanagement of resources were the causes of poverty in the study area. Concurrently, poor funding, inadequate infrastructure, and capacity building were some of the factors affecting education and health indicators. Increased budgetary allocation, provision of modern learning equipment; medical facilities, better welfare packages, incentives and human resources development were primarily suggested to influence the delivery of qualitative health care and educational service. Public, private partnership, and community coalition efforts shall speed up the living standard of the people in practical terms. The study recommended for the proper utilization of human and capital resource, reestablishment of the state health insurance scheme across formal and informal sectors of the economy.
Keywords: Causes, Multidimensional Poverty Indicators, Strategies, Bauchi State