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Title:Youth unemployment and the national directorate of employment self-employment programmes
Author:Adebayo, Abayomi
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:youth employment
employment creation
labour law
Abstract:This paper evaluates the effects of the self-employment programme of the Nigerian Directorate of Employment (NDE) on youth employment in Nigeria. In this study youth unemployment is traced to diverse but mutually reinforcing factors operating on both the demand and supply sides of the Nigerian labour market. The paper's review of the NDE programme shows that as much as the employment schemes of the NDE are relevant, there is a limit to which they can be relied upon as a lasting solution to the youth unemployment problem in the country. The study recommends the restructuring of Nigeria's educational system to lay emphasis on self-employment and self-reliance. It equally recommends that the employment schemes of the NDE be pursued with stronger commitment in terms of finance and physical activities. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]