Influence of information usage and entrepreneurial skills on job creation in farm settlement in Lagos State, Nigeria

Yetunde Faith Olaseigbe and Maria Edeole Ilori
Keywords: Information role information usage entrepreneur skills job creation farm settlement Introduction
Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2024 6(1), 159-169. Published: April 26, 2024


Abstract

This study examined the influence of information usage and entrepreneur skills in job creation in farm settlement at Agric Yes, Araga, Epe in Lagos State, Nigeria. The impact of Agricultural sector to the development and economic growth of a country is immeasurable. Information play important roles in opportunity creation especially in entrepreneurial skills. The population consisted of three hundred and twenty five (325) individuals at the farm settlement located at Araga, Lagos State, Nigeria. Using Glenn Model (1992) of tabulated arrangement of determining sample size in research activities in the Social Sciences, a sample of 154 was used for the study The study adopted a descriptive research design with the use of self structured questionnaire as instrument for data collection. Frequency, percentage and linear regression were used to analyse the data. The finding revealed that a significant positive relationship between information use and job creation ((R squared) value of 0.353 indicates that approximately 35.3%) in farm settlements in Lagos State, and a significant positive relationship between entrepreneurial skills and job creation (R squared) value of 0.305 implies that approximately 30.5% of the variation in job creation) in farm settlements in Lagos . The study concluded that information usage and entrepreneurial skills play important roles in job creation in farm settlement. It was recommended that farmers should endeavor to always seek relevant information that can enhances their entrepreneurial skills, thereby exploiting various opportunities available to expand their job productivity and increasing their income.