This research work examined the role of informal Sector in employment generation in
Ilorin, kwara state Nigeria. The study made use of primary data obtained from 100
respondents from Ilorin West Local Government in kwara state through the copies of
questionnaire administered. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics
and statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The outcome of the empirical
investigations showed that informal sector contribute immensely in providing several
jobs and income for the individual household members who were either unemployed or
underpaid in their formal jobs. The findings of this study suggests that if government can
formulate and establish sound economic policies having in mind to involve the informal
sector as an agent of change and promotion of the social economic development, it would
go a long way in providing more employment opportunities.
Keywords: Informal sector, Employment Generation, Income.
The role of informal Sector in employment generation in Ilorin, kwara state Nigeria