Better roads cannot reduce poverty for roads are only used as a means/link for farm produce/ industrial products to reach the consumers. Thus, roads do not contribute in the production process, other than the value of manpower. In fact where roads are tarmacked, more idlers will be seen loitering on road sides. Economists have long emphasized that the wealth on nations is determined by hard work, creative thinking and initiative. Thus, human resources are crucial for economic development to reduce abject poverty. In this regard, people should be considered as inventive individuals willing and capable of contributing not only to the growth of wealth, but also to the shaping of their societies and reducing the menace poverty.