1Udoikah Joseph Michael, 2Omeje, P. N &3Ndaeyo Emmanuel
1 &2 Department of Public Administration, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
3Department of Public Administration, Akwa Ibom State University, Obio-Akpa Campus
Corresponding Author’s E-mail: email@example.com
The Study Youth Empowerment and Crime Reduction in Nsukka local government of Enugu state was undertaken to examine the relationship between skills acquisition and crime reduction among the youths of Nsukka LGA of Enugu State. The Adolescent Empowerment Cycle (AEC) model developed by Chinman and Linney (1998) was adopted to advance the understanding of the impact of empowerment schemes on adolescent development. A Descriptive and survey design was adopted to study the population of 5685 youths selected from three communities in Nsukka local government Area. The sample size of 374 was deduced using taro yameni formula. The findings of the study revealed that acquisition of skills and the Provision of funds for business to the youth by the government OF Enugu state helped in crime reduction among the youths of Nsukka LGA of Enugu The study recommended that the Government of Enugu State and Nsukka LGA should scale up their effort at the establishment of more programmes for skills acquisition to the youths. Government should further strengthen their effort in providing loans and other credit facilities to the youth who are willing to engage in various businesses so as to reduce crime perpetuated by the youths.
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