Yekini et al
Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 2 (1), pp. 013-019, January 2012
ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: GJER1202
Ict “Tools” for Poverty Eradication and Economic Growth in Nigeria
1Yekini N. A., 2Rufai M.M., 3Adetoba B.T., 4Akinwole A.K., 5Ojo O.
Department of Computer Technology, Yaba College of technology, Lagos, Nigeria.
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 4Agneskike2006@yahoo.com, 5Wajuola2001@yahoo.com
Corresponding Author’s Email: 1asafe2012 @ gmail.com
uses “tools” to include the computer hardware, software, and
connectivity that we lump together under the title
Information and Communication Technology (ICT). ICTs
facilitate the creation, storage, management and
dissemination of information by electronic means. This
definition includes radio, television, telephone, fax,
computer and internet. Newspaper and other print media do
not fall under that definition but are strongly influence by
electronic means (online news). In recent time, the
understanding of poverty has undergone significant changes.
It’s no longer viewed as being restricted to material
deprivation, but encompasses intangible aspects, such as
lack of access to schooling or health care, vulnerability
towards external events, or being excluded from decision
making processes. This approaches to poverty is also
reflected in the MDGs, which addresses the multiple and
interrelated dimension of poverty and development. Poverty
eradication in this study is looked at eradication of
poverty in terms of facilitating empowerment, promoting
opportunity and enhancing security. The paper then proposed
how ICTs can be used to eradicate poverty and promote
economic growth towards empowerment, opportunity and
Keywords: Empowerment, ICTs, Opportunity, Security.