An Exploratory Study of Entrepreneurship Development in Kogi State


  • Yunusa Sule Department of Business Education, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria
  • Akeem Tunde Nafiu Centre for Pre-degree and Diploma Studies, Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Nigeria
  • Mohammed Habeeb Abdullahi Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Nigeria



government support, entrepreneurship skills development, government policies, quality infrastructure, tax structure


This study aimed to unveil the challenges confronting entrepreneurship development and the impact of government support in Kogi State. The study determined the effect of government support on entrepreneurship skills development in Kogi State and examined the influence of government policies on entrepreneurship skills development in Kogi State. The survey research design was used in this study. A convenient sampling technique was adopted, and 296 participants were taken. Data were gathered and analyzed using descriptive statistics, Multiple Regression and Ordered Probit Regression. The study found that government support had a substantial effect on the development of entrepreneurship skills in Kogi State. Findings also demonstrated that government policies in Kogi State have a limited effect on the development of entrepreneurship skills. The study’s limitations are attached to the small sample size, which may not stand as a perfect representation, as well as the inability of the study to exhaust the factors challenging entrepreneurship development. The results of the study provide insight into cardinal factors affecting entrepreneurship development in Kogi State, the degree of the effectiveness of government support and the government policies that need review. Entrepreneurship skills development is crucial for driving social and economic development. Unveiling the challenges confronting it provides a pipeline for remedies and the needed support from the government. The study is novel as it links with sustainable entrepreneurship programs. The study is intended to widen the knowledge of the audience and establish a theoretical relationship that can be considered by practitioners in the field of entrepreneurship.


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Sule, Y., Nafiu, A. T., & Abdullahi, M. H. (2022). An Exploratory Study of Entrepreneurship Development in Kogi State. Innovare Journal of Education, 10(5), 6–11.



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