Human Resource Management first emerged as a clearly defined concept in the mid-1980s as a natural development of personnel management. Human Resources are the most critical factor in development. As active agent of production, Human Resources are not only a major cost of doing business, they are also determines success of enterprise through the ability to raise, exploit and manipulate other fac-tors/resources, Brown R. (2004). Its increasing popularity in Nigeria is a recent development dating back to the last two decades.
This development stimulated interests in human Resource Management practices in organizations. Corporate executives in the public and private sector organizations came to realize that indeed human resource is the very necessary and essential resource that energizes all other material and financial re-sources to enable the organization achieve its objectives. However, despite its centrality in organiza-tional life, as people-management activity and its evident impacts on organizational performance and competitiveness, many organizations in Nigeria are yet to integrate its functions into their systems, Adebayo (2002). None of the three arms of governance in the country is an exception.