Training And Development: Pre-Requisite For Employee’s Efficiency for National Growth and Sustainability.


Touitou, Tina C , Ojunta, Law , Agbeniga, Florence I ,

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The study emphasizes on training as the means to improve knowledge and skills, and to change attitudes or behavior. It is one of the most important potential motivators which can lead to many possible benefits for both individuals and the organization. Based on that, the study employed survey design in form of cross sectional study through systematic random sampling. The sample size of three hundred and fifty [350] employees were selected by applying the method of sampling conducted by Slovin 1960. Research instrument used was a structured questionnaire, a five-point Likert scale method, while the instrument was content validated and tested using Cronbach’s Alpha 0.821.The raw data were presented and analyzed using simple percentages. The data was collected through two procedures: the primary and secondary sources. Result of the study proves that there is significant relationship between training, development and efficiency of local government employees in Lagos State of Nigeria. The study concluded that the Lagos State local government’s nature of work is mainly rendering services to the public, the need for continuous training and development of its human resources is crucial and vital, taking into consideration the rapid technological advancement. And recommended that identification of training needs should be done more professionally in conjunction with the line managers, as well as the individuals involved together with the Human Resource Department.


Taylor’s Theory, Training, Development, Efficiency, human- capital, Sustainability


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