FG Tasks Private Sector On Human Resources Development

Channels Television  
Updated October 22, 2016

Okechukwu-EnelamahThe Nigerian government is seeking collaboration with the private sector to address and harness the nation’s human resources for socio-economic development.

Speaking at a meeting organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, explained that the fall in the global price of crude oil had forced the government to look for ways to maximise the nation’s human potentials.

Mr Enelamah added that the government was looking at developing and encouraging vocational skills for young people to address unemployment.

He said: “This challenging times offer what is perhaps our best opportunity in a very long time to effect the kind of change in our thinking and behaviour that will help us realise our nation’s true wealth which of course lies in our people, the talent of our people, their passion and energy and resourcefulness”.

The Minister further pointed out that no serious country could afford to value what lies within its soil more than what lies in its people.