An Assessment of Performance of Industrial Development Centres (IDCs) in Nigeria
The study assessed the performance of Industrial Development Centres (IDCs) in Nigeria. The study specifically aimed to determine the extent to which IDCs have met the service targets set for meeting their objectives for developing small-scale businesses in Nigeria and to identify problems(if any) that hindered the IDCs from meeting their targets from 1990 to 1999. The results of the study showed that at 1% level, each of the selected IDCs performed poorly towards meeting the targets set regarding the number of small-scale business they aimed to offer services to during the period covered by the study. The reasons attributed for poor performance was the failure of the IDCs’ supervising Ministry to provide adequately necessary physical, human and financial resources required for offering services to small- scale businesses.
Key words: Small-Scale Businesses, Industrial Development Centres, Zones, performance
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