Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Informal sector, Employment generation, Nigeria, Underdevelopment


What this paper attempts to do is to bring the issues of employment generation in the NEEDS programme and the informal sector into sharper focus. The objective of the paper, therefore, is to assess how far the NEEDS programme has positioned the informal sector of the Nigerian economy, which constitutes the larger segment of the economy in playing the catalytic role of poverty eradication in Nigeria, and to explore the possibility of repositioning the sector to benefit more from the target employment under the programme.

Author Bio

Atoloye is a Deputy Director in Banking Operations Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja.

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Atoloye, A. S. (2007). The informal sector and employment generation in Nigeria. CBN Economic and Financial Review, 45(2), 1- 43

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