Publisher: Centre For Social Science Research, Enugu

Perceptions of The Role of Government Policies In Promoting The Growth of Business In Nigeria: A Study of Delta State Government Three Point Agenda

Egberi A. Kelvin, Monye, Michael C.
KEYWORDS: PERCEPTIONS OF THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES IN PROMOTING THE GROWTH OF BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT THREE POINT AGENDA

ABSTRACT:

The study designed to evaluate the perceptions of the role of government policies on the growth of businesses in Nigeria, with emphasis on the Delta State government three point agenda of peace, security, human capital development and infrastructural development. The study is premised on the subject of controversy as it has been known to account for the failures of many business and the successes of a few. The study adopted a survey design with 100 persons constituting the sample Population made up of 20 owners managers and 80 employees of businesses in Asaba. Only 92 in the long run were relevant and data was generated through questionnaire. The analysis of the responses showed the following findings; (i) Government policies have helped to promote peace and security for businesses to thrive it. (ii) The policies have mainly been able to achieve peace and security for businesses to thrive as a result of provision of micro-credit (iii)The major reason that has been responsible for the ineffectiveness of government policies is poor implementation, (iv) New government policies should be introduced to create a more significant effect on business growth, amongst others. The study therefore recommends that efforts at implementation of the three point agenda should be sustained, public enlightenment of the populace should be embarked upon and an appraisal of the successes and failures of the policy should be carried out amongst others.



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