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An Appraisal of Skilled Labour Migration in Nigerian Construction Industry

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Author(s): Tai Arowojolu-Alagwe | Anthony I. Ankeli | Adeleye G. Odewande | Olaniyi C. Apata

Journal: International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2013;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The inability of employers to get employable professionals to fill vacancies may have taken its toll on the Nigerian Construction Industry. This scenario may not be unconnected with the global demand for skilled workers and the search for greener pasture. This research identified why professionals leave the Nigerian Construction Industry in droves and explored the effect of these on project delivery in the Nigerian Construction Industry. A survey research design was employed for the research and the research objectives were achieved through the use of percentile and relative importance index method of data analysis. It was gathered that there was an external economic pull on the Nigerian Construction Industry as a result of better wages, political stability, social stability, health insurance etc. To arrest and reverse this development it was recommended that economic, political and social climate be made conducive so that qualified hands can be retained and those in diasporas can be encouraged to return home.
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