Effects of Training and Development on Employees’ Performance in the Ministry of Niger Delta Development Abuja


    This study examines the effects of training and development initiatives on employee performance in the Ministry of Niger Delta Development, Abuja, Nigeria. Given its crucial role in driving socio-economic progress in the Niger Delta region, the Ministry's efficacy rests heavily on its workforce's competence. To explore the correlation between training, development, and employee performance; this research employed a survey-based approach is ascertain the relationship, a questionnaire was distributed among employees and management personnel of the Ministry to gather primary data. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistical methods. The underpinning theoretical framework was the Human Capital Theory. The findings revealed that training and development exert a positive influence on the performance of MNDD employees. Furthermore, it was found that training and development initiatives enhanced comprehension of job responsibilities, roles, and pertinent policies in MNDD. As a recommendation, the study suggested the formulation of specialized training schemes aimed at augmenting employees' understanding of their distinct job responsibilities, roles, and pertinent Ministry policies.

    Keywords: Competence, Employee, Job Responsibility, Niger Delta Development, Performance, Training and Development 

    DOI: 10.36349/zamijoh.2023.v02i02.001

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    author/Ambrose, N.O. and Abdul Hamidu, A. 

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 2, Issue 2