Information services for life rehabilitation and empowerment of women in Niger State, Nigeria
This study examined the influence information services for life rehabilitation and empowerment of women in Niger state, Nigeria. The objectives of the study include: to find out socio-economic and political programmes available to women in Life Rehabilitation, the various vocational Skills the participants are exposed to by Life-Rehab; the preferred means of information available to women in Life Rehabilitation programme and Challenges faced by the women of Life Rehabilitation programmes in Niger State. Similarly, four research questions were set based on the objectives of the study. Related literatures were also reviewed. A survey design was adopted for the study this particular method was adopted because the research determines the opinion, attitude and behavior of the participants. Two instruments were used (questionnaire and interview). The research instrument was self-administered by the researcher and research assistant. Data was analyzed using simple percentages, mean and standard deviation. The Study revealed that the Programme has succeeded in empowering its beneficiaries by way of vocational skills acquisition hence contributing to a change in their socio-economic status in the State. Based on the findings, the study recommends among others the urgent need to monitor and supervise the existing Programmes. And that the Federal, State and Local Government should join hands together in making available funds for the trainees. And there is the need for Librarians to provide personalized services for this special group of Women. Government at all levels to encourage individuals, philanthropists and philanthropic organizations to set up poverty alleviation related NGOs to supplement the effort in fighting the scourge of poverty in Nigeria.