Road Transport Accident In Nigeria: Implication For Human Resource Development
Highway development is an important factor for economic growth and development in both developed and developing countries. In Nigeria about two-third of transportation of goods and persons are done through highway network. It was this that made highway investment to enjoy position of relative high priority on the list of government expenditure programs in Nigeria today. The paper noted that despite expansion of public investment in highway construction and maintenance of them, road traffic accidents is increasing at an increasing rate. This has acted as a drain of human RESOURCE which is a key to economic growth and development in Nigeria. In order to avoid this, the paper recommend introduction of Highway Safety Education (HSE) in Nigeria’s education system; and investment in train and bus transportation among other as a sure measure for curtailing highway accident.
Keywords— Highway development, Road transport accident, Human resource.