Information: An Undiscovered National Resource in Nigeria
Keywords:Information resource, Information needs, Information use, National development, National Information Policy
This paper reviews Information as an undiscovered national economic resource in Nigeria. It deals with those core elements of information behavior which are information need, information use and information seeking. It sees information as an essential ingredient that can upturneconomy of any developing country around especially Nigerian economy that is currently downswing. An overview of Nigerian information environment is carried out. The paper also views information as an important resource that must be enshrined in Nigerian constitution for national development within the context of globalization. The paper concludes that there is need for Nigerian government officials to recognize information as a resource and begin to use it in addressing some of the multidimensional economic problems that affect her national development.
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