To demonstrate the people who should be in charge of project execution and to investigate the role of project leadership in Nigeria’s economic development. Nigeria has an abundance of natural and human resources. It’s perplexing to hear that countries with a single source of resources or endowments have an advantage over those with a diverse set. It’s a result of self-gratification, or individuals pursuing their own personal interests, and it’s linked to poor leadership. This article looks at the link between project leadership and national economic development and productivity in Nigeria. The study explains how leadership and human management, with their unlimited power of wants and needs, play a key role in fund allocation, as well as how productivity and project execution. Why, with so many human and natural resources, do we still have infrastructural deficits, no developmental projects, a people’s mindset that opposes national progress, rising unemployment and insecurity, power outages, and finally, a consuming nation? Project managers or a leader who possesses the traits or potentials of a project manager may be the people who can design a practical and suitable system. The study focuses on Nigeria’s primary concerns and the role of excellent project leadership in overcoming these problems. The distinctions between a project manager and a project leader are the paper’s key conclusions. The report states that if the project managers’ system is implemented and handled, Nigeria will become the world’s top economy, particularly in the area of developmental projects for productivity and effective management.
I. J. Akpanebu
Department of Quantity Surveying, Akwaibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria.
T. S. Olu-Gbo
Department of Project Management and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.