Pyrex Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (PJGRP)

September 2017 Vol. 3 (3), pp. 18-24

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The Implications of Census Data for National Manpower Planning in Nigeria

Eze U. Basil

Department of Geography and Meteorology Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria.

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Accepted 25th September, 2017


This paper examined by a desk discussion through a review of the literature the implications of census data for national manpower planning in Nigeria. Census data is seen as a veritable tool and input in manpower planning for effective socioeconomic development. Irrespective of the doused credibility of Nigeria’s population census data arising from political and ethnic bonding, the census still furnishes needed information on labor force size and characteristics, age structure and employment issues among others. These are needed for proper assessment of the current manpower/labor force situation and to equally make realistic goals and plans for the future. Devolution of political, economic and financial powers to the federating units of Nigeria is recommended as the way forward for more credible census data in Nigeria.

Keywords: Implications, Census Data, Manpower Planning, Nigeria.

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