Creating Opportunities for Artisans' Entrepreneurship Development in the Rural Context of Nigeria

Sidikat Shitu, Egena Ode

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The study aims at exploring access to recent interventions designed towards intervening in the entrepreneurial life of rural people to ascertain the level at which rural artisans' benefitted. A virtual trace approach (VTA) methodology was deployed together with an empirical investigation using focused group discussions (FGD) as a tool to examine the impact of such interventions in three rural communities in Niger State, Nigeria. The study found that there is no impact felt in the rural communities and aside that there has been no provision for trainings that will make artisans' entrepreneurship mentorship accessible to rural people which would place the rural communities on the path of development. It was therefore recommended that a suitable policy arrangement in terms of promoting and nurturing artisans' entrepreneurial spirit alongside financial support in this regard is suggested to reduce rural poverty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalLapai International Journal of Administration
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes

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