International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

An Overview of the Challenges Facing Youths in Nigerian Society
Adedokun, Mary Olufunke; Oluwagbohunmi Margaret Foluke

The paper did an overview of some of the challenges facing Nigerian youths with the result that majority of the youths are incapacitated. The paper was premised on the fact that youths’ inclusion in any government is imperative as no nation can prosper without its youths making contributions in government and for this to happen, challenges facing the youths must be removed. The paper did a survey study among the National youth Corp Members in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State, making use of 130 Corp members for the study. Questionnaire tagged “Challenges facing Nigerian Youths” (CFNY) was used to collect data for the study. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to interpret the data collected. The study revealed that a lot of challenges are being faced by the Nigerian youths which subsequently have led them to being indulged in various criminal activities, drug abuse, prostitution and violence of one kind or the other. The paper concludes by recommending the need for every hand to be on deck in planning for the future of this country by planning for its youths.

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