Youth Business Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Skills in Doguwa Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria

  • Abdu Danjuma Yusuf Kampala International University, Uganda.

Abstract

This study investigated about youth business empowerment and entrepreneurship skillsin Doguwa local government.The study objective was to determine the relationship between youth business empowerment and entrepreneurship skills in Doguwa local government. This study used cross-sectional survey design. Target population was 22,628 youths. Krejcie and Morgan (1970) table determined a sample size of 379 respondents. The response rate of 78% gave a final number of 294 respondents. The main research instrument was questionnaires. Data was analysed using frequency and percentage tables, mean and standard deviations; and Pearson linear correlation and regression analysis. The study found a positive, strong and significant relationship between youth business empowerment and entrepreneurship skills (r=0.556, p<0.020). The study concluded that, the youth should be supported in all aspects (i.e. entrepreneurship education and financial support) in order for them to develop adequate entrepreneurship skills such as technical skills, or management skills which will help them engage in entrepreneurial activities that can help them sustain themselves and reduce poverty and vulnerability in their households. The study recommended the need for the government of Nigeria to keep supporting the youth by providing them with grants, loans, entrepreneurial education and training which will enhance their capacity to self-sustenance and eventual poverty reduction in their households.


Key words: Youth Business Empowerment, Entrepreneurship skills, Doguwa Local government, Kano State, Nigeria.

Published
2017-09-29
How to Cite
YUSUF, Abdu Danjuma. Youth Business Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Skills in Doguwa Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria. KIU Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 163-168, sep. 2017. ISSN 2519-0474. Available at: <https://www.ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiujoss/article/view/54>. Date accessed: 12 apr. 2024.