MOHAMMED, ADAMS UMAR
MUWASSASATU ISLAMIYA SECONDARY SCHOOL,
This study was aimed at investigating the impact of tailoring on poverty reduction in Lokoja metropolis. To guide the study, the researcher formulated three research questions and two hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The total populations of the study were 195, 261 and One hundred (100) tailors were selected as the sample. The questionnaire was used for data collection of which simple percentage was used for research questions and logit regression was used to analyze the research hypothesis. The findings revealed that tailoring has a serious impact on poverty reduction in Lokoja metropolis. It was recommended among others, that government should provide steady power supply to aid tailoring activities, that government should provide security of lives and property and most importantly, the need for youths to be given a financial grant for self-employment so as to reduce poverty. KEYWORDS: Tailoring, Industry, Poverty reduction and Lokoja metropolis.