Meeting the 2030 SDG in Nigeria: The Role of Entrepreneurship Development

The 2015 report of MDGs indicates that Nigeria could not achieve the MDG target of reducing extreme poverty and hunger by 24.1%. The outcome of the current SDG program will not be different if there is no calculated effort to improve prioritised entrepreneurship as China did for the MDGS. Effort should be made by both national, state and the local governments to provide an enabling environment as well as startup training and financial support to the teeming unemployed youths in Nigeria to ensure the achievement of SDGs 2030 agenda. The study, therefore, recommends: funding by the government, increased loans to SMEs, entrepreneurs need to be re-oriented to see the potential of businesses, provision of Infrastructures, encourage creativity and self-reliance and increased collaboration among SMEs.