Past eventResearch Event

Nigeria's Human Capital and State Education Initiatives: the View from Imo State

9 March 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chatham House, London


HE Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, Nigeria
Sally Keeble, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development (2002-03)



Imo State, in Nigeria’s south east, provides free education, including at university level. The state’s human capital development initiatives are however hampered by a number of economic and social challenges including high levels of debt and low productivity in the agricultural sector, upon which most residents rely.

At this meeting, Governor of Imo State, HE Owelle Rochas Okorocha, will discuss the importance of developing Nigeria's human capital and how this might be done, as well as his administration’s strategies for addressing social challenges and the role external partners can constructively play in assisting Nigeria in human capital development.