Nigeria’s Future Depends on Human Capital, Not Oil

Awash in oil, rife with corruption, 3.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS, and simmering ethnic/regional tensions, Nigeria is at least giving a nod toward education and the development of a workforce that will have soemthing to offer in the nation’s post-oil economy other than submitting slavery in return for survival.

Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole

Political and economic reforms began in 2007 and the Nigeria is currently in the midst of its longest run of civilian political rule since it gain independence fro England in 1960. Nigeria’s development of human capital may prove far more valuable in the long run than its squandered oil assets.

From Vanguard (Nigeria):

EDO State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has advised all stakeholders in the education sector to brace up for the rehabilitation of the sector noting that the future of the country depends largely in its human capacity development and not the oil sector.

He also disclosed that the state is to set up Governing Councils which would empower community leaders to supervise schools in their communities as a means of checking indiscipline in schools.

Governor Oshiomhole who spoke weekend at Irrua at the 2011 Education Summit organized by the Association of Esan professionals, lamented that even teachers posted to the rural communities no longer teach in rural areas and added that, you post them to rural areas, they always bribe their way back”.

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