Publisher: Centre For Social Science Research, Enugu

Youths and Capacity Building: Creating An Enabling Environment

Julius Ajah, Phd, Ralph C. Nwokedi, Phd
KEYWORDS: Youth, capacity building, self-employment, entrepreneurship


Youth unemployment has been a decimal issue in Nigeria and has provoked a lot of researches.It is not an overstatement to say that the rate of youth unemployment in the contemporary Nigeria has grown in geometrical progression in the recent years. Therefore, this paper examined relevant issues buffeting youth employment. It identified the areas of gap and offered recommendations. The paper also suggested various ways unemployed youths could engage themselves in profitable ventures. Government as identified in this paper should play a vital role in creating enabling environment to ensure that the youths who are in private business, are not unduly harassed by thugs hired by Government in the name of revenue generation. It is also the position of the paper that “tax holiday” should be granted to youths who are engaged in micro businesses for a reasonable period of time.

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