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Resource Management As Panacea For Sustainable National Economic Development And National Unity

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Akanbi Oluwajuwon Mayomi, Atanu Omachoko



Conservation, Development, Economic well being, National unity, Resources, Resource management and Sustainability



This paper examines “Resource Management as a Panacea for Sustainable National Economic Development and National Unity”. The nation has been besieged by numerous problems due to poor resource management. These problems include; corruption, health implications, poverty and inequality in income distribution, ethnic crisis, pollutions, and it has also resulted in economic losses. These problems have militated against the country’s ability to create wealth for the present and future generation. The paper also looked at the concept of conservation and sustainability and their relationship with resource management. The main thrust of the recommendations was hinged on the problems mentioned. These recommendations include making revenue from resources more equitably distributed, compensating the people of the area through the development of infrastructures like health facilities and provision of pipe borne water, making and enforcing laws that will reduce pollution and development of capital projects.



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