(iv) Theory of PovertyBradshaw (2006), Aigbokham (2000) and Roch (1998) approached the theory of povertyfrom the perspective of the cause of such poverty. Bradshaw submitted that since most ofrural community development effort is to relieve causes or symptoms of poverty. Ittherefore makes sense to uncover the theory of poverty, that is responsible for theproblem. This, will shape the anti-poverty strategies for such poverty type. He mentionedfive types of poverty theories as: poverty cause by (i) individual deficiencies, (ii) culturalbelief, (iii) political-economic distortion, (iv) geographical disparities and (v) cumulativeand cyclical interdependencies.In the past few decades, literature on poverty suggest that the structure of economicsystem does not allow the poor to be in the equation of the economic system. Brasdshaw(2006), Tobin (1994), further stressed that poor families, hardly get better jobs. This iscomplicated by the limited number of jobs available near them, as well as lack ofgrowth in the sector that supporting lower skilled workers. Also households headed bywomen cannot be sufficient economically because the so called minimum wage is notsufficient enough, and other structural barriers disallowed a better wellbeing. Tocompound the problem of the poor the political systems in developing countries, does nothelp the matter, as the interests and participation of the poor is either impossible or isdeceptive, (Bradshaw, 2006). Oyekale (2012) and Okunmadewa (2002) supported theview that the incentives that are meant for the rural poor in Nigeria were often divertedby the non-poor, leaving the poor to be in abject poverty.