POPULATION AND PRODUCTIVITY: UTILITY DILEMMA IN NIGERIAAbstract:
This paper examined the impact of a population’s productivity considering the population utility ambience. The study adopted the content analysis techniques where relevant literatures were reviewed. The study observed that a society’s population is vibrant and productive when the utility ambience is such that fully and genuinely encourage and engage its skilled and unskilled manpower. While docility and poor productivity are the features of societies where their population irrespective of how large, if encouragement and engagement opportunities are rift. The study further observed that beyond engagement opportunities, qualitative and consistent capacity building and development for a nation’s population with functional leadership are the desired variables required for high productivity. The paper is of the view that nations desiring higher productivity must address the following critical issues: leadership failure through leadership selection process, strengthening of legislations, comprehensive capacity building framework, promotion of local inventions and utilization, engagement of local competences and putting service providers to constant task.