Mobilizing the Youth for Self-reliance: An Assessment of Self-help Initiatives.


Title page—————————————————————-i
Approval page———————————————————iii
Acknowledgement —————————————————–v
Table of Content——————————————————vii

1.1 Background to the Study ————————————1
1.2 Statement of the Research Problem ————————-4
1.3 Objectives of the Study—————————————-6
1.4 Justification—————————————————–6
1.5 Scope and Limitation——————————————-8
1.6 Research Hypotheses——————————————-8
1.7 Definition of the Concepts————————————-9
1.8 Research Methodology—————————————-10
Endnote ——————————————————–12

2.1 Literature Review———————————————-13
Endnote ——————————————————–23

3.1 Introduction —————————————————24
3.2 Historical Background of Suru Local Government
3.3 The People——————————————————28
3.4 Economic Activities——————————————-30
3.5 Political Activities ———————————————31
Endnote ——————————————————–32

4.1 Data Analysis and Presentation —————————33
4.2 Result of the Interview —————————————33
4.3 Analysis of the Respondent———————————-34
4.4 Lauwali Foundation——————————————-35
4.5 Garima Group————————————————-39
Endnote ——————————————————–44

5.1 Summary and Conclusion ———————————-46
5.2 Conclusion —————————————————–48
5.3 Recommendations ——————————————–48
Bibliography —————————————————50


Self-reliance in a general sense is what actually promotes productivity and other economic activities which obviously lead to the development of a country. From time immemorial people have always engaged in different activities such as farming, fishing, hunting, among others, in order to satisfy their basic needs and enhance their social mobility from one class to another. Therefore, the idea of self-reliance lays heavily on youth empowerment by training of mind and body of the youth for proper integration in to the society and for positive development.

Umar Dantani states that, “the Nigerian government in collaboration with private organizations should intensify effort to provide gainful employment to the army of unemployment youth, this can be done through the establishment of micro fiancé schemes that assist the youth to be self-employed, if this is achieve, redundancy among the youth would be reduced to the bearest minimum”.

Ibrahim Risikat Stated that, During the Obasanjo administration the Federal Government of Nigeria establish an economic institution known as National poverty Eradication programme (NPEP). This institution was mandated to give capacity building to intended youths to be self-reliant, provide loan facilities to small- and large-scale enterprises as well as monitor the progress of the loan facilities granted to small- and large-scale enterprises. 

To ensure wealth creation among youth under the National Poverty Eradication programme, graduates were recruited and posted to various Ministries and parastatals to learn public service activities, these graduates were paid #20,000 Monthly, in addition, capacity building and training were conducted under the auspices of attachment to a particular workshop in accordance to what the youth indicated, these activities range from welding to balkernizing, dying e.t.c. 


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