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This study aims to investigate how entrepreneurship can be fostered through social intervention and government strategies that focus on generating employment to promote economic security. The study used a descriptive survey design, incorporating both primary and secondary sources to gather first-hand information. A well-designed questionnaire was administered to the employees of EJIFA Transport Company to collect factual information through personal observation and interviews. The questionnaire results revealed that entrepreneurial skills can reduce youth unemployment in Benue state. The research also confirms that entrepreneurial skills play a crucial role in the employment of youths in Benue State. Furthermore, it suggests that youths can receive basic training on mobilizing savings for business enterprise growth and development in local communities. The study also shows that various entrepreneurial development programs can mitigate the unemployment problem in Benue State. Youth entrepreneurship is seen as a solution to the youth unemployment problem, providing a promising avenue for young people with the ambition and resources to become entrepreneurs. Therefore, sustained education and enlightenment programs on the opportunities that abound in the environment should be implemented. To revitalize the Nigerian economy, reduce unemployment, and create more job opportunities, a paradigm shift in policy that emphasizes effective entrepreneurship development becomes imperative.