Poverty is multidimensional, enduring and is prevailing not only globally, but also particular cultural, political and economic features of a specific country increasing it. The gulf between haves and have-nots has lingered. Corruption, Gender disparities, inequality, spatial dimensions, political instability, week institutions and lack of spiritual capital causes the poverty. The holistic development took place when people will be empowered politically, socially and economically. The paper examines poor governance and corruption as the determinant of poverty, With reference to Nigeria and tries to investigate .on how the government should help to combat poverty in the country.
Poor Governance, Corruption and Poverty