GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: OPTION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
The study examined entrepreneurship as an option for rural development in Nigeria. The population of the study consisted of all the populace of Uyo local government area. Proportional random sampling technique was used to select 252 respondents out of the population. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. The instrument was validated by two experts in evaluation and test measurement. Data from 252 completed questionnaire forms were subjected to descriptive analysis. The findings showed that entrepreneurship option has much effect on rural development in rural area with reference to employment creation and economic activities. Recommendation was that the government should establish more entrepreneurial training and workshop programs that would serve as a guide for the populace in the acquisition of entrepreneurial skill in other to facilitate and fast-track rural development and their self-employability. The study suggested that Nigerian Government should try as much as possible to ensure that there is positive development in all the tiers of government and it should be seen in all sectors of the economy.