Department of Marketing, Faculty of Management Sciences, Akwa Ibom State University,
Department of Business Administration, Ahmadu Bello University,
Department of Business Administration, Base University,
Department of Business Administration, ICT University,
Department of Management, New Orleans University,
New Orleans, USA
The development of human capital is conceptually the mechanics for transforming human effort both physical and mental into productivity and overall organizational growth. To achieve sustainable advancement and economic development, human capital theorist has advanced the need to motivate and train organizational personnel that could fit effectively and efficiently into set task, goals and objectives. The inherent challenge of illiteracy and unskilled human capital is one of the vital problems besetting the Nigeria university system from competing effectively with its peers in other parts of the world. This study will assess how Leadership could develop the Universities through effective and dynamic human capital development as the supposed ‘think tank’ of industrialization, overall economic growth and sustainable development. The study will make use of descriptive survey technique as instrument in analyzing and interpreting the study outcome. The findings will be expected to reveal that there is direct relationship between leadership and sustainable human capital management in Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria. The summary, conclusion and recommendations of the study will be based on the outcome of the findings of the study which will be on the need to train and retrain human capital to enhance all round growth in the university system and the national economy at large.