CULTURE OF CREATIVITY AND THE QUEST FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT IN NIGERIA
The objective of this paper is to x-ray the nexus between culture, creativity and empowerment of the Nigerian youths. A survey method was used to collect data, while the systems theory, as propounded by David Easton, was adopted as a framework of analysis. It was found that the Nigerian youths have become great victims of acculturation, as they have abandoned our great cultural heritage of industry, integrity, honesty, dependability, and embraced all forms of social vices that negate creativity. Immediate over hall of our educational system, cultural re-armament, as well as coordinated sensitization and empowerment programmes will motivate our youths towards creativity and entrepreneurship for national development and transformation.