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Title:Problems of indigenous manpower development in Northern Nigeria: the role of the Regional Scholarship
Author:IJagbemi, Adeleye
Periodical:Nigeria Magazine
Geographic term:Northern Nigeria
Subjects:civil service
Abstract:It was the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Premier of Northern Nigeria, who in a joint meeting of the Northern House of Chiefs and Assembly in Kaduna, 1961, rightly diagnosed the development of the Northern Regions manpower, backward vis--vis that of the Southern regions, as the key to the desired Northern awakening and transformation. 'Northernisation' in effect meant encouraging persons of Northern origin and proven requisite abilities to come forward to assume positions of responsibility, and build up experience therefrom. In any event a wide-ranging scholarship scheme to prepare Northerners for these positions was embarked upon. The scholarship scheme, which is the focus of this paper, eventually became the pivot of the Northernisation policy. The Board that was set up to effect the scheme was given very wide powers and qenerously endowed. Its membership was very carefully selected, and its executive arm. entrusted to competent officers of Government. Notes, ref., tab.