COVID-19 and Entrepreneurship Development among Nigerian Women
Introduction: The study examines the effect of COVID-19 on entrepreneurship Development among women entrepreneurs in Adamawa state.
Materials and Method: The study used survey research design using primary data and obtained data through administration of structured questionnaire (5 points likert scale) to women cooperative societies groups registered with the ministry of commerce and industry in Yola. Target population size is 480 women with a sample size of 218 which was determined using Taro Yamane formula. The study employed Cronbach’s alpha to test the reliability of each construct. The study used regression to analyze the data collected from the respondents and econometric software were used to analyze the data.
Results: Findings revealed that there is negative and insignificant effect of COVID-19 on entrepreneurship development (innovation) among women entrepreneurs in Adamawa State of Nigeria.
Conclusion: The study recommended that Government of Adamawa State of Nigeria should try to encourage women entrepreneurs since they are affected with COVID-19 and its policy implementation such as social distance and lock-down due to increase in the number of the death, increase in the tests and increase in the conformed cases of COVID-19.