Director General, Centre for Management Development, CMD, Dr. Kabir Usman, has urged governments to intensify efforts to build and develop human capacity, to achieve economic growth.
Usman, who gave the advice in an interview in Abuja, said human capital development remained the major way to attain sustainable economic growth and development.
“Governments at all levels and policy makers should, as a matter of urgency, give high priority to human capital development.
“Concerted and sincere efforts should be made in building and developing human capacity through adequate educational funding across all levels since it remains the major way of attaining sustainable economic growth and development.’’
The director-general said the centre produced brochure for 2015 and had begun training of participants drawn from both private and public sectors.
“The programmes have started in Warri with a region of 25 participants, who are undergoing training to become management consultants,’’ he said.
Usman said participants, who came from the Institute of Professional Safety Standard of Nigeria, embraced the training because it was not acceptable for anybody to practise as management consultant without being accredited by the centre.
He said the centre also aimed at training participants on economy-oriented programmes such as e-government, result-based monitoring and evaluation.
Other programmes on planning cadre and concept of budgeting as well as project selection and bench marking.
“We will focus on areas of strategic leadership, management and risk management, enterprises and entrepreneurship development, performance of management system and management development workshop.
“We will also organise corporate governance for members of the council and board of parastatals as well as professionalising the planning cadre.
“We will focus on macro economy management, macro economy framework for planning and modelling of the economy direction of the country,’’ Usman said. NAN

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