Abstract: This study investigated the implementation of youth empowerment programmes in Abia State, Nigeria. Two research questions were posed to guide the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The study was carried out in Abia North Senatorial Zone. The population of the study comprised of 150 youth working with youth led-organizations in the state. Data was collected using structured questionnaire entitled: Implementation of Youth Empowerment Programmes Questionnaire (IYEPQ). The reliability coefficient was found to be 0.82. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the two research questions. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The major findings of the study revealed those motivational strategies for implementation of youth empowerment programmes include, adequate remuneration of trainers, disbursement of loans, bursary scheme for youth&*#39;s educational empowerment, sharing of sewing machines. Supervisory strategies for effective implementation of youth empowerment programmes among others include, provision of adequate supervision task force for youth empowerment programmes and preparation of guidelines for reporting youth empowerment training activities among others. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded and recommended that: youth empowerment programmes should be introduced in the curriculum programmes in the institutions of higher learning; Post-primary schools should teach vocational education and skills acquisition programmes in their various schools to enable every Nigerian child to be self-reliant and self-developed and government should monitor, supervisors and evaluate skill acquisition centres established, run and funded by the government.
Nweke Prince Onyemaechi, Oyeoku Ekeh Kalu, Ezeh Ngozi Eucharia and Nwankwo Chimezie Benedict, 2018. Implementation of Youth Empowerment Programmes in Abia State, Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 13: 1509-1515.