Correlation between lack of information documentation and underdevelopment in Nigeria
Empirical evidence from experts
Background: Nigeria is facing a severe problem of development. This is evidenced in the poor ranking on the human development index, poor infrastructure and weak institutions. Information is essential in promoting development initiatives, yet limited studies have examined the link between poor information documentation and Nigeria's under-development.
Objective: This study aimed to determine the link between lack of information documentation and under-development in Nigeria.
Methodology: The researcher utilized a descriptive survey research design involving a sample of 262 library experts in Nigeria. The questionnaire served as the instrument for data collection. Data for the study were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results were presented in tables and charts as were appropriate.
Results: Lack of information documentation contributes 36.1% to explain the problem of under-development in Nigeria. The challenges to information documentation in Nigeria include lack of political will, poor knowledge of the importance of information documentation on development, poor budgetary allocation, lack of human resources and poor public awareness of the centrality of information documentation.
Conclusion: Information documentation plays a vital role in promoting development initiatives of a country.
Unique contribution: The study has provided empirical evidence that explains the contributing role of the lack of information documentation on the under-development of Nigeria.
Key Recommendation: Information centres should be established in all the local government areas in Nigeria to serve as catalysts for development in Nigeria.
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