STRATEGY FOR REDUCTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT THROUGH DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP
This paper undertakes a descriptive survey of the dynamics and strategy for reduction of unemployment through democratic leadership. The policies embarked upon by successive governments seemed to have recognized the problem, but the solutions so far adopted have resulted in mere palliatives. Generally, the policies were in the right direction, but were poorly implemented, resulting in only marginal expansion of output and employment. In order to enhance the employment situation, the paper suggests a bold restructuring of the economy with regard to increasing its foreign exchange earning capacity, to check rapid population growth, to embark on integrating entrepreneurship at the lower level of education, and encourage labour-intensive agro-based industries. On the possible consequences of unemployment, the study highlights an increase in crime rate such as armed robbery, car snatching, kidnapping, etc. Based on the findings obtained, recommendations are made, which hopefully would mitigate unemployment problems.
Strategy, Reduction, Democratic and Leadership, Unemployment