THE ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRIES, MINES AND AGRICULTURE, NACCIMA IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE INDUSTRIES IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF NACCIMA ENUGU)
An investigation into the activities of NACCIMA in the development of small and medium scale industries in Nigeria is an interesting topic. The population for this study comprises the officials of NACCIMA Enugu. Information was gathered using questionnaires distributed to fifty employees/ officials of which only forty were returned. The interview method was inclusively used to gather information for this work.
In this project work all hypothesis were advanced. Hypothesis one states are follow.
NACCIMA has helped in the development of small and medium scale industries as the null while otherwise is its alternative hypothesis. Null hypothesis other states that small and medium scale industries have line fitted from the activities of NACCIMA and its alternative is the contrary.
The others null hypothesis states that because of NACCIMA activities, small and medium scale industries have bright futures while it opposite is the alternative hypothesis others.
The chi-square (x2) method or techniques was employed in testing the all the hypothesis formulated, description method was used for based on the findings were drawn and made at the end.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY.
The issue of small and medium scale industries dates back to when people started producing more products than they needed. As the need for industrialization and self employment starts arising in Nigeria as a result of the federal government inability to provide employment for the teeming population the need for private individuals to establish self owned small and medium scale industries also arose. In this vein, people started raising their subsistence organizations to the status of small and medium scale industries so as to private the products therefore to the market.
The existence of small and medium scale industries in Nigeria has, in no small way, contributed to the growth and development of the Nigeria economy in many ways. It provides employment and also help to increase the gross domestic product of the nation to mention but a dew.
The need for the development of small and medium scale industries in Nigeria cannot be over emphasized and this is what the national Association of Chambers of commerce, industries, mines and Agriculture NACCIMA, is bent on.
Many support organization has been sat up by the federal government to develop small and medium scale industries. This study tends to emphasize and expose the role of NACCIMA, as a support and industrial organization in the development of small and medium scale industries in Nigeria.
Other measure to be taken and roles to be played by NACCIMA in the development of small and medium scale industries in Nigeria will be considered and provided.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
Nigeria has been marked as one of the industrializing country of the world with numerous small and medium scale industries established to help in the development of the economy.
With her status as a country endowed with abundant natural resources, different small and medium scale industries has been set up which have assisted the federal government in its economic development measures and strategies.
Despite this great achievement, it has been observed over the years, that these small and medium scale industries are not developed.