A large percentage of the Nigerian population of 148 million are youths, 95% of whom are unemployed. Decades of economic stagnation and poverty have conspired to drive a large chunk of this figure to crime and violence from early on. There is little doubt that the country's long-term goals are irrevocably tied to its ability to reclaim this youth force from unrest and mobilize its economic potential.
The unemployment problem can be solved by promoting small business enterprises. For these enter