Evaluating the impact of the National Directorate of Employment policy on selected agro - chemical small medium enterprises in Akure, Nigeria
Ilori, Emmanuel Olatomide Idemudia
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The focus of this research is evaluating the impact of the National Directorate of Employment policy on selected agro - chemical small and medium enterprises in Akure, Nigeria. The importance of small and medium business development cannot be overemphasized because it plays a significant role in developed nation’s economy of the world. The development of small business has been variously referred to as a “source of employment generation”. Poverty and unemployment is a big challenge to the government of Nigeria and there is continual increase in the unemployment rate, which is alarming and has resulted in socio-political and economic crises. There are efforts by government to tackle this scourge. In order to fill this gap, government established various institutions with policies and programmes to tackle unemployment and poverty. However, the problem still persists. The government of Nigeria established the National Directorate of Employment programme, which main objective is designed to cater for unemployed youth and jobless people across the country. This study evaluated the impact of the National Directorate of Employment policy on selected agro chemical - sector in order to assess its influence in job creation and poverty reduction in Akure, Ondo State Nigeria. Within the investigation, my research focused at the appropriate legislation and policies of the National Directorate of Employment programme. The study comprises of mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative approach) using both primary and secondary data.