International Journal of Financial Management and Economics
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2019)
Evaluating the economic benefits from beef-cattle trade in Adawawa state, Nigeria: The case of Jada local government area
Aliyu Alhaji Jibrilla
Jada local government Area (LGA) holds the potential to reap substantial benefits in the path of socio-economic development, both in increasing the income level of households engaged in the cattle business and by improving the internally generated revenue of the government. This study evaluates the economic benefits of cattle trade in the LGA. Using descriptive statistics to analyze the data obtained via questionnaires and face-to-face interviews, results from the study indicate that cattle trade increases the income level of households engaged in the business and the internally generated revenue of the government improved through cattle transaction levies. The results also revealed, however, that some of the cattle traders tend to evade tax. Meanwhile, the results also show that participants in the cattle market face stern challenges, which raise some important policy issues.