Employment Generation Through the Development of Non-Oil Sector in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges

Unizik - Journal of Economic Studies, 6(1), 92-106

15 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Elias A. Udeaja

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ebele Nwokoye

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 01, 2007

Abstract

A major characteristic of oil industry is that it is capital intensive, limiting its capacity to generate employment. It has been argued that economic diversification from oil to non-oil sector will create a veritable arena for employment generation and poverty reduction. This paper analyses the socio-economic conditions in Nigeria, identifies four priority sectors for the purpose of developing non-oil economy and proposes a development policy framework for creating income, reducing poverty and generating employment.

Keywords: economic diversification, employment, oil sector, Nigeria

Suggested Citation

Udeaja, Elias A. and Nwokoye (nee Nwabude), Ebele, Employment Generation Through the Development of Non-Oil Sector in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges (March 01, 2007). Unizik - Journal of Economic Studies, 6(1), 92-106. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306428

Elias A. Udeaja

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ebele Nwokoye (nee Nwabude) (Contact Author)

Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Economics ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Anambra
Nigeria

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