MANPOWER TRAINING AND UTILIZATION IN NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE, 2009-2015
This study evaluated manpower training and utilization in Nsukka local government area, Enugu State, 2009-2015. The objectives of the study are: to determine whether manpower training has translated to infrastructural development in Nsukka local government area and to examine whether inappropriate placement of trained staff undermine the level of infrastructural development in Nsukka local government area. The study used both the quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection and descriptive qualitative and quantitative descriptive analysis for data analysis. Relying on the System Theory, the study discovered that manpower training has not translated to infrastructural development in Nsukka local government area; we also discovered that inappropriate placement of trained staff undermined level of infrastructural development in Nsukka local government area. Consequently, the study recommended that manpower training of any organization should be purely on merit, not to be politicized and after training, an employee should be deployed into area to which the training undertaken applied so that maximum use of the skills and knowledge acquired can be made and the organization can derive full benefits from the investments made in the office. Also, that a functional manpower planning units resident in the local government should be created to take over from training committee which exist somehow in principle not in practice. This unit will provide necessary data for training and manpower needs of the organization.
Keywords: Manpower Training, Manpower Utilization, Local Government