Effect of Human Capital Development on Employees’ Performance in the Nigerian Civil Service

Abel Ehizojie Oigbochie *

Veritas University Bwari, Abuja, Nigeria.

Obera Victoria Ahonya

School of Management Studies Office Technology and Management Department, Kogi State Polytechnic, Nigeria.

Paschal Mba Nchedo

Veritas University Bwari, Abuja, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The Nigerian civil service over the years has endured stagnation, denigration and generally low optimism due to the inadequacy of human capital development, whose intentions spins around training, education and motivation, in other to improve the cognitive ability of personnel in the discharges of their responsibilities and to act in a way that seems rational and realistic. The study examines the effect of human capital development on employee’s performance in the Nigeria Civil Service. Descriptive statistics was used in analyzing the responses elicited through questionnaire, from the sampled population of 214 respondents, from selected ministries in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Data gathered were analyzed qualitatively. Finding from this study shows an association between human capital development and service accountability, including leadership supervision. Based on this findings, appropriate recommendation were made for the setting up of clear and measurable goals for service delivery, and the provision of tools and training employees need to do their job.

Keywords: Human capital, human capital development, performance, Nigeria civil service

How to Cite

Oigbochie , A. E., Ahonya , O. V., & Nchedo , P. M. (2023). Effect of Human Capital Development on Employees’ Performance in the Nigerian Civil Service. Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports, 17(11), 57–68. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajarr/2023/v17i11554


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