The development of our human resources is an area in which we need to do well as it is decisive in determining the success of our diversification programme.
Human resources are just tremendous in Egypt, but we need the science base; we need the correct science base.
Trouble results when the speed of growth exceeds the speed of nurturing human resources. To use the analogy of growth rings in a tree, when unusually rapid growth caused the rings to grow abnormally thick, the tree trunk weakens and is easily broken.
With a traditional human resources system, we would work with a company, select the product, customise and implement the system, and our job would be over. Some companies are changing and asking why do they need to own the HR system when they can connect to an Internet service and pay as you go?
Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources.