Job Creation for Full Employment in Nigeria

Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 9(1), pp. 53-65, 2010

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Samuel Okafor

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

S. Mbah

Federal University Oye-Ekiti

Edith Oleribe

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 23, 2010

Abstract

This study was embarked upon with a view to determining the extent to which federal government employment policies had proved effective for achieving full employment in Nigeria. It was designed essentially as a descriptive survey. Data were sourced from National Bureau of Statistics and the CBN. Data were analyzed using time series and Pearson’s r. Results indicate that (1) Job creation strategies did not contribute significantly to total employment in Nigeria (2) FG employment policies were not effective for creating jobs (3) Job creation in Nigeria was susceptible to trade cycle (4) NEEDS was a veritable tool for employment generation in Nigeria. Based on the abovestated findings, it was concluded that employment policies in Nigeria were yet to be adapted to the economic realities in the country’s labour market.

Keywords: Job creation, Employment, Nigeria

Suggested Citation

Okafor, Samuel and Mbah, S. and Oleribe, Edith, Job Creation for Full Employment in Nigeria (July 23, 2010). Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 9(1), pp. 53-65, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2813545

Samuel Okafor (Contact Author)

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

S. Mbah

Federal University Oye-Ekiti ( email )

Oye-Afao Road
Faculty of Agriculture
Oye Ekiti, 234
Nigeria

Edith Oleribe

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

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