Skills Acquisition and Unemployment Reduction in Nigeria: A Case Study of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Akwa Ibom StateUduak M Ekong1* and Christiana U Ekong2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Uduak M Ekong
Department of Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 14, 2016; Accepted Date: June 27, 2016; Published Date: June 29, 2016
Citation: Ekong UM, Ekong CU (2016) Skills Acquisition and Unemployment Reduction in Nigeria: A Case Study of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Akwa Ibom State. Int J Econ Manag Sci 5:352. doi:10.4172/2162-6359.1000352
Copyright: © 2016 Ekong UM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study investigated how Unemployment problem is tackled through Skills Acquisition by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Different measures have been adopted by the government to tackle the challenge with very little result. Using data obtained from both primary and secondary sources for the period 1987-2012, we found that positive link exist between Skills Acquisition by NDE and Unemployment reduction in Akwa Ibom State even though not without daunting challenges. However, the results of the income contributions of Skills Acquisition by NDE to the States’ economy were mixed. While 48% asserted to a positive link, 40% accepted a minimal influence. Thus, we recommend more spread of NDE training centers to all the Local Government Areas in the State for more benefits to be realized, among others.