Human Resource Development and Utilization: A Tool for National Economic Growth

Musa Sabo Abdullahi

Abstract


Economic development of the nation is the major preoccupation of most governments of the developed, developing and third world countries. As such, human resource has been identified as one of the most important wheel driver in a nation's development. Infact it is the major propeller for development. In Nigeria, this important and critical resource has not been fully developed, managed and utilized in such a manner that would make the country achieve economic growth and development. The paper attempts to discuss some factors that if addressed will bring about economic growth and developmental goals. Some of these factors include adequate budgetary allocation to education sector, human resource development and training, entrepreneurship development, corruption, provision of social amenities and eradication of poverty among Nigerian population. Thus, the paper made some recommendations among which are the need for a more focused responsive, functional and qualitative educational system; to contribute significantly to economic growth and development, education must be of high quality and also meet the skill-demand needs of the economy and government must fight corruption in its totality because it is the endemic disease that has pervaded the nation.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n8p153


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