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Public Administration and Local Government




By Akowe Joel

Public bureaucracies are usually established to facilitate effective and efficient delivery of public goods and services. However, evidences have shown that most of these outfits have characteristically failed to meet these expectations. Though several reasons have been advanced by scholars and analysts, this work has spotted manpower resourcing defects as a major cause of these performance failures, noting that the productivity of any institution is a function of the quality of its personnel. The general objective of this study was to examine the human resourcing procedures and their effects on manpower resource utilization in Kogi State. The specific objectives of this study were to: (i) examine the extent to which the workforce resourcing activities in Kogi State Public Service (2004 – 2009) adhered to the relevant guidelines (ii) assess the effectiveness of the state’s Civil Service Commission in the enforcement of the stipulated guidelines for workforce recruitment, selection and placement in the state’s public service; and (iii) evaluate the influence of socio-political factors on staffing decisions in Kogi Sate Public Service and their effects on the needs/carrying capacities of the MDAs. Given the heterogeneity of the Nigerian public service environment, Fredrick Rigg’s Prismatic – Sala model was adopted as the theoretical framework of the study. This study adopted survey design and made use of purposive sampling technique in order to adequately capture respondents with pre and post - 2004 – 2009 service experiences. The data for this study were drawn from primary and secondary sources. While the former comprised of the use of questionnaire, interviews and personal observation of the researcher, the later were drawn from text books, journals, newspapers, panel reports and budget, etc. From this study evidences of procedural abuses in which merits were compromised for political, ethnic, religious and family affinities were established among the understudied MDAs between 2004 and 2009. This study has also established that the state’s Civil Service Commission was too weak to enforce effective control on the MDAs’s staff procurement activities. Consequently, the state’s workforce was sub-standardly procured, under-motivated and under-utilized. From the above findings, it was recommended that: (i) MDAs should be properly monitored and controlled to adhere strictly to the standard codes and procedures of personnel procurement; (ii) the capacity (personnel, funding, independence and logistics) of the state’s Civil Service Commission should be strengthened to enable it exercise full and effective control on employment matters; (iii) the delegation clause of section 170 of the 1999 constitution as well as Rule 02202 of the Nigerian Public Service Rule (2000) should be amended to eliminate the existence of multiple centres of employment; (iv) stakeholders should be adequately conscientized to demand for process accountability and transparency from relevant personnel resourcing agencies; and (v) measures should be put in place to guarantee certainty of apprehension of offenders of resourcing procedures as well as the swiftness and severity of the sanctions.

Published: 01/09/2016

Tags: human resources, utilization, public service, Kogi State

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The Role of Small-Scale Industries in Rural Development. (A Case Study of Udi Local Government Area)

By Amalu, M. Collins

T h i s r e s e a r c h v e n t u r e is a i m e d a n d targetted a t d e t e r m i n i n g
t h e rolc of 3mall-scale induzitries i n r u r a l d e v e l o p m e n t u s i n g
Udi L o c a l G o v e r n m e n t A r e a as a c a s e study.

Published: 12/09/1990

Tags: small scale industries, rural development

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Participatory Decision Making; A Tool For Reengineering Organizational Performance: A Case Study Of Guinness Nigeria, PLC, Benin.

By Amadi, Kelechi Iheoma

While becomes inevitable for organization to seek better ways of improving thier performance, managers are continually faced with how to improve their operations to reflect the needs of the employees as well as the changing market environment. this study attempted to look at how participatory decision making can result in higher organisatinal performance in guinness nigeria plce Benin

Published: 12/09/2018

Tags: decision making

Size: 1.25MB

Gender and Participatory Rural Development in Nigeria: A Case Study Of Nsukka Zone, Enugu State

By Aleke, Val. Chikezie

It is common knowledge that Nigerian Women's population constitutes
more than half of the total population figure (UNDP, 1997:9). It is also no news
that they make very significant and essential contribution to development both at local and national levels, though more evident in the local levels. It is without
prejudice that these contributions are largely unacknowledged as is expressed in the Gross National Product (GNP), (Enemuo, 1999:228).

Published: 11/09/2018

Tags: gender, participatory rural development

Size: 3.12MB

Manpower Utilization in the Federal Civil Service: A Case Study of the Feral Ministry of Education Enugu

By Agbogu, Obiora Okezie

It is a known fact that no country can develop without raising the level of literacy in
it. Therefore, any country that toys with its education is calling for trouble which may
eventually swallow it.
Governments at all levels i.e. at the Federal, State and Local levels are therefore
advised to not only enact policies in this sector but also carry such policies to their logical
conclusion. 'I'his requires adequate provision of funds at the educational sector, ensuring that
the right calibre of staff is employed at the various sectors of the economy and insisting on
adequate remuneration in all the sectors of the economy:

Published: 11/09/2018

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The Implementation of the 1988 Civil Service Reforms in Kogi State

By Ameh, Joseph Yahaya

This study was undertaken to find out the level of implementation of the 1988 civil service reforms in Kogi state. to facilitate the collection of data, various source of data acquisation were used.this include questionnaire, related text materials and interviews.

Published: 11/10/1992

Tags: Ameh Joseph, 1992, implementation, civil service, Reforms

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Nigeria Police and Crime prevention A Case Study of Enugu State Police Command

By Adonu, Reuben Uzoma A

The vital and indispensable roles Peace and Security play in all facets ofhurnan development
and existence, especially in our society is incontrovertibly invaluable and cannot either be swept under
the carpet or dismissed with mere wave ofhands. This is a truism because in any society, be it simple or
complex, developed or developing and rural or urban, man in his state of nature is a wanting animal, and
insatiable, who is always conftonted with the problems of diverse interest and goals, at times insoluble,
unless hfi-hgement upon people's rights is employed.
According to Olurnese, in Adeniyied. (1985 : 48), Citing Thomas Hobbes's history of an ordered
social life, using the theory ofUselfishness of man", man in his state of nature anything goes, and the
world was a jungle in which self-interest was the only thing which kept each man fiom slitting his
neighbour's throat, and stealing his possessions. During that primitive society, crime was neither frowned
at, given much attention, nor needed any definition or clarification. It involved no ofiicial action, but were
private matters. Individuals who were wronged would seek compensation from the wrong doer or the
wrong doer's family. This system got broken down when the family structures changed as the society
became more complex. And as people became more and more mobile, the private vengeance became
difficult, ifnot practically impossible to enforce. In order to put an end to the prevailing chaotic state of
affairs, men agreed to set up certain ground rules so as to survive. The only reason, however, for the
establishment of these rules was based purely on personal selfishness. "If1 am to live, I have to let others
live too, and XI am to have any secured possession ofproperty, 1 must let others have the sme security
as well".

Published: 11/10/1998

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The Role of Small-Scale Industries in Rural Development. (A Case Study of Udi Local Government Area)

By Amalu, M. Collins

This research venture is aimed and targeted at determining the role of small scale industries in rural development using Udi Local Government as a ncase study. The desire to embark on this study was triggered off by the top priority which rural development programme has amongst the activities of various governments, especially in the third world countries.

Published: 11/01/1999

Tags: research, governments, rural developments, case study, Amalu Collins

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A Critical Assessment of Local Government and Rural Development: A Case of Ankpa Local Government Council of Kogi State

By Alih, Ibrahim Benedict

The main thrust of this study was to critically assess Local
Government and Rural development. Therefore, this research is geared
towards studying Local Government in rural development using Ankpa
Local Government council of Kogi State as a case study.
Local Government in Nigeria has assumed a position of critical
importance in the nation's attempt at building a representative and
sustainable political system based on a democratic culture of
transparency, accountability and efficient management of resources.
Most of the transformation in the political system over the last two
decades almost invariably had the reform of the system of Local
Government as a key turning-point an indication that successive
governments have rightly perceived and recognized Local Governments as
a key stone upon which a desirable political system should be built.
There is no doubt that Local Governments are vested with enormous
powers and responsibilities as a third tier of government but regrettably,
they have not been able to live up to expectations. The research exhaustively explained the concept of Local Governments and Rural Development and their implications in rural Rural Development ranges from support from the higher ties of governments, for the Local Governments, lack of qualified and experienced skilled manpower, political instability with the Local Government system and general body politics of the country, corruption on the part of the whole machinery of the Local Government Administration, lack of proper mobilization of the rural populace or community for equal participation in embracing development activities or programme of their area, lack of proper rural development framework (approach strategy) e.t.c. The research report therefore stands to rectify why Local Governments should be given the serious attention they deserved putting into consideration their places or position and roles in Rural development, most especially the impacts or effect in poor performance on rural dwellers. The literature review and the theoretical framework provided.

Published: 11/04/2018

Tags: local Government, Alih Ibrahim, rural development 2001.

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Maintenance Culture in Nigeria Local Government System: A Case Study of Enugu South Local Government

By Agbogu , Obiora Okezie

A case has been made for the need to maintain facilities in the country. This will at least minimize the unprecedented wastage in the country.
Governments, at the Local, State and Federal levels are therefore adviced to among other things, provide resources for maintenance, use the available funds
judiciously to ensure prompt and adequate maintenance of
facilities. And while employing enough personnel at the
Maintenance Department ensure adequate training and
retraining of such staff to keep them abreast of available
The 2 percent of initial capital outlay suggested by the
researcher to be set aside for maintenance agree.: favourably
with lvor H. Seeley's suggestion.

Published: 10/01/2018

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Financial Management in Nigerian Tertiary Institution; A Case Study of the Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa

By Agbane, Mohammed Ali

Financial Management in Nigerian Tertiary
Institution; A Case Study of the Kogi State College
of Education, Ankpa

Published: 10/09/2018

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Managing Public Enterprises in Nigeria: A case study of Benue Cement Company Limited, Gboko Benue State

By Agada, Emmanuel Adejoh

Managing Public Enterprises in Nigeria: A case study of
Benue Cement Company Limited, Gboko Benue State

Published: 10/09/1990

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The Impact of Monetization of Fringe Benefits on the Productivity of Nigerian Workers: The Case of Federal Polytechnic, Idah-Kogi State

By Agba, Michael Sunday

This study centres on the Impact of Monetization of Fringe Benefits on the
Productivity of Nigerian Workers with specific focus on the Federal
Polytechnic. Idah. In carrying out the study, three hypotheses were
formulated to guide the researcher. They are briefly stated as follows:
Proper Implementation of the Monetization Policy will lead to positive
change in work attitude, thus, enhancing productivity of workers; there is a
relationship between monetization of fiinge benefits and job satisfaction
among workers in the Federal Polytechnic, Idah and finally, increase in
salaries through monetized benefits is not sufficient to meet the basic needs
ofworkers. To validate these hypotheses and the principal research
questions set out in the statement of the problem, data were generated
through primary sources (like questionnaire, oral interview and observations)
and secondary sources such as text books, internet materials, journals,
newspapers, magazines. The data -From the questionnaire were subjected to
statistical analysis. The analysis revealed among other things that although
the policy is partially implemented, it has boosted the morale of workers and
enhanced job performance through positive change in work attitude.
Furthermore, the study shows that increase in salaries through monetized.

Published: 10/03/2018

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Implications of the 1988 Civil Service Reforms on the Performance of Kogi State Civil Service

By Abubakar, Yinusa Idu work i r r an x-r>y - of the implications of the 19
C i v i l -';elvice Heforms on t h e performance of the Kogf State
Civi.1 %mice. The study !.!as n e c e s s i t a t e d by the fact tha
scrvjce f o r the p r o v i ~ i o n of social amenities were always
c-rllcr:l;ations, To solve the immense problem o f inept5 tude ,
comnpt.ion nnd ineffectiveness, General Ibrahim Badarnasi
'?n?~-?-in:l n in-l.roduceA t h e 1988 c i v i l s e r v i c e reforms ,
The stndy has revealed that, some aspects or the r e f o
have lwpely been implemented in Kogi S t a t e , although, n o t
witkout- come obstacles.
T.t wnr: di-covered in -the course of the s t u d y that.,
2 -P nnpoin t i , et~s o ? Izi rector -Ceneral a r e p o l i t i c i s e d , nonre
To. .. ir, inndequatc to solve the fundamental problems of
?,',p c i ~ ~ sielrv ice, hence e f f o r t s shoulci be pearecl towcvds
* # It; was also discovered t h a t , t'nc 1988 c i v i l s e r v i c
reform j. n, nrone to corrupt-ion and fimancial mismanagem
i?o:uJ.tiripr Cro:~l t h o f a c t t h a t , the functions of Chief
9 ~ e c tui v c ~/ - 4 c c o r n t i n yO f f i c e r s of Mi n i d r i e s , h i t h e ~ t o
e v r r c i ac ci by forrn~er Permanent :jecre-xries, now Director
~ R ~ I P T ? ],. h.we been t r a n s f e r r e d t o Commissioners who can
-!I(? cnri1.y controsled.
Tile r e s e a r c h ~ rh as a n t i c i p a t e d l;h2t, p r o f e a o i o n a l i
o-:.' r!;inintrins w i l l boost- the xiorale of the zreater majo
of civil ::emants, b u t t h e f i n d i n g s proved him wronc.
I r o ~ l c v c ~m,~ n yo f t k l c r e swndent s a r e happy wi-1;h c'weer
. .
, ~?-.or rc ,?.-:ion, i~u t :m a j o r i t y nYc unhappy w i t n non-crossc
i r n : t - i n y of o f f i c e r s from one ministry t o another.
The post of Director-Miera1 shoulcl he d e - p o l i t i c i
2nd those appointed must not only be rnen/women of prove
.!'.ntcTity, but nust n e t re-tire with the ,govelr?ment that
The .iden of n o n l t r a n s f e r of o f f i c e r s from one
r 7 - i , i i r t r y -to mother should be reviewed, i n order to yivthcln
wea-l-cr exposure. ~ 6 r es t r i n g e n t measures should
crnlwrl~ccl unon with a ,view t o b r i n p i n c to book, p o l i t i c a
rppointces t h a t mj:h t vi& to misuse t h e i r positions.
Those to be appointed commissioners, must not only
Imo!:lle(t:~eable, but must he rnen/women of proven i n t e p r i t
.-mi' 11nql.x s t i o n d 1~c c h , ~ ntce r , i n o r d e r t o per form we l l .
Thr! cixccs:: of p r o f e s ~ i o n a l i ~ a t i o onf' ministries i
nrci!lrnf:ed on sound t r n i n i n p ; therefore, ad.equate pwovi

Published: 10/07/1992

Size: 23.53MB

The Impact of Sap on the Productivity of Merchant Banks In Nigeria (1985-1990).

By Afam, Afunugo .o

since the introduction of the Structural ~djustment
Programme (SAP) in 1986, no serious study has been
conducted to evaluate the impact of SAP on the
productivity of Merchant Banks in ~igeria. This
study has been designed to bridge this qap in knowledge,
The study has been partitioned into five chapters,
Chapter 1 covers the introductory phase of the inquiry
which includes statement of the problem, objectiveof
the study, significance of the study, literature review
and methodology,
In chapter 2, we examined the oriqin and deve-
lopment of merchant banks in ~iqeria, In addition,
the functions and services rendered by merchant banks
were critically analysed,
Tn chapter 3, we examined the oriqin and deve-
lopment of the Structural Adjustment Programme in
Nigeria and its impact on the performance of the
merchant banks in the country.
Chapter 4, which is the main chapter, concentrated
on the impact of SAP on the productivity of merchant
banks in ~igeria. The profit marqin and productivity
of these banks before SAP was introduced were compared
to the performance of these banks since 1986 when
SAP came into operation.
We summarized and concluded in chapter 5.

Published: 16/05/1993

Size: 15.07MB