Original Research

ICT entrepreneurship training and job creation in post-COVID-19 in Ikeja Local government, Lagos State, Nigeria

Augustine N. Eneanya
Journal of Local Government Research and Innovation | Vol 4 | a92 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jolgri.v4i0.92 | © 2023 Augustine N. Eneanya | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 July 2022 | Published: 27 March 2023

About the author(s)

Augustine N. Eneanya, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Humanities, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria

Abstract

Background: For an economy to live up to expectation in the committee of nations, Information Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurship training for employment generation has become a viable intervention.

Aim: The purpose of the study is to interrogate the role of ICT entrepreneurship training on employment generation in post-COVID-19 pandemic in Ikeja Local Government, Lagos State.

Setting: The study was conducted in Ikeja Local government area of Lagos of Nigeria.

Methods: A survey design was adopted for the study. Data were collected from secondary sources, such as extant literature, journal articles, books, government records and newspapers. Primary data were collected from face-to-face interview from six key informants and structured questionnaires distributed. One hundred and eight respondents were randomly sampled. Out of 108 questionnaires administered, 104 questionnaires were returned (96%), while four non-responses were discarded. Frequency distribution method was used for exploratory analysis, while chi-square statistic was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 significance level, using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 17) to analyse and interpret results. Secondary data analysis was adopted to complement empirical analysis.

Results: Findings showed that ICT Entrepreneurship training has promoted job creation and reduction of youths’ unemployment in Ikeja Local Government of Lagos State.

Conclusion: The study concluded that ICT entrepreneurship training promotes job creation and reduction of youths’ unemployment in Lagos State.

Contribution: The study has contributed to a body of knowledge on ICT youths’ entrepreneurship education in Ikeja Local government.


Keywords

ICT; Information Communication Technology; ICT entrepreneurship training; post COVID-19 pandemic; job creation; youths; unemployment.

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