Effect of Microfinance Banks Services on the Performance of Micro-Enterprises in Benue State, Nigeria Adudu, Chiangi Adudu, Torough, Samuel & Asenge, Emmanuel Lubem

Effect of Microfinance Banks Services on the Performance of Micro-Enterprises in Benue State, Nigeria

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Adudu, Chiangi Adudu, Torough, Samuel & Asenge, Emmanuel Lubem

Abstract

The study investigates the effect of microfinance banks services on the performance of micro-enterprises in Benue State, Nigeria. The study adopts a survey design and a sample of 350 respondents was determined from population 311,502 micro enterprises in Benue State. The questionnaire was subjected to validity and reliability using factor analysis and Cronboch Alpha respectively. Multiple regression was used data analysis and test of formulated hypotheses with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS Version 21). Findings revealed that there is no significant effect of microfinance loan on performance of micro-enterprises in Benue State, Nigeria (p-value 0.631 > α 0.05). The study showed a positive significant effect of microfinance technical training on performance of micro-enterprises performance in Benue state, Nigeria (p-value 0.000 < α 0.05). Finally, the study revealed that microfinance advisory services have a positive significant effect on performance of microenterprises in Benue State, Nigeria (p-value 0.019 < α 0.05). The study concludes that microfinance banks services contribute significantly to enhance the performance of micro enterprises by narrowing the resource gap for micro-enterprises. The study recommends amongst others that management of microfinance banks in Nigeria should increase the duration of their clients’ asset loans over a longer period of time. The study will enlighten micro-enterprises about services rendered by microfinance banks and how to utilize them to improve business performance.

Keywords: Microfinance, Microenterprises, Microfinance loan services, Microfinance technical training services, Microfinance advisory services, Performance.

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Title: Effect of Microfinance Banks Services on the Performance of Micro-Enterprises in Benue State, Nigeria
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Adudu, Chiangi Adudu, Torough, Samuel & Asenge, Emmanuel Lubem

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3769069
Media: Online
Volume: 4
Issue: 4
Acceptance Date: 25/04/2020
Date of Publication: 27/04/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/518.pdf
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Page: 113-1124
First Page: 113
Last Page: 124
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Adudu, Chiangi Adudu, Torough, Samuel & Asenge, Emmanuel Lubem (2020). Effect of Microfinance Banks Services on the Performance of Micro-Enterprises in Benue State, Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(4), 113-124. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3769069

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Adudu, Chiangi Adudu is a postgraduate student in the Department of Business Administration, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Nigeria.

Torough, Samuel is a postgraduate student in the Department of Business Administration, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Nigeria.

Asenge, Emmauel Lubem, is a postgraduate student in the Department of Business Management, Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3769069

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