A Descriptive Study of the Challenges of Manpower Planning Using Retrogressive Data from Borno State, Nigeria

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue XII, December 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

A Descriptive Study of the Challenges of Manpower Planning Using Retrogressive Data from Borno State, Nigeria

Mohammed K. Abdullahi

Department of Remedial Studies, Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Abstract:-This study examined using retrospective data the manpower issues in the Borno State civil service. Published data on manpower between 1995 and 1998 released by the Department of Budget and Planning was collected and analysed. Findings show that there was a general dwindling of staff across the years possibly due to retirement, resignation and death of workers. It was also observed that there is low number of female workers compared to male in the state in nearly all MDAs although the health profession and education are attractive to the female folk in due to cultural reasons. It was recommended that succession plan for recruitment and replacement of staff into the civil service, completion of the employment of 1,000 teachers and 500 nurses/midwives to fill in the existing vacancy gap and programmes that would attract and retain medical doctors in the state civil service are required.


Man is dynamic factor of production; his energies, knowledge skills and ingenuity are applied to the exploitation of raw materials and production of goods and services. Therefore, manpower situation of any economy provides for the productive capacity of that economy. Thus, the labor force available within any given economy is reactive to various agents for the accumulation of capital, exploitation of natural resources and for building of social as well as political organization that carry out development. According to Igbokwe – Ibeto, Osadeke, and Anadozo (2015), manpower planning and development as a function of management is highly indispensable in the achievement of organizational objectives. There is need to plan for the various resources such as human, material and time, etc, in order to achieve stated objectives.

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