Donnish Journal of African Studies and Development

August 2015 Vol. 1(4), pp. 030-037

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Original Research Article

Emerging Trends in Kogi State Civil Service System of Nigeria

PAUL, Salisu Ojonemi1*, Audu, Enojo and Alih, Muhammed Attai2

1Training School, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
2Department of Public Administration, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria.

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Accepted 24th July, 2015.


Through content analysis method, this paper highlighted that despite the efforts of successive governments in Kogi state in strengthening the civil service through the initiation of reform measures, it has not been able to convert the opportunities into good account in qualitative service delivery. Following this development, this paper identified the fact that the civil service has also not been able to justify its existence as an organ of the executive arm of the government in the state due to internal and externally-inflicted limitations. These restrictions according to the paper are not far-fetched from inability to pay the salaries of civil servants at subsistence levels, incidence of arbitrary retirement/retrenchment, absence of ethics, political partisanship to overstaffing of the system. The paper canvassed for among others the movement from simply piloting traditional-political approaches in public service delivery to transformed services on a developed scale, prioritizing salaries/allowances payment by the state government, and genuine overhauling of the headship of most of the agencies so as to bring in young, vibrant technocrats that represented the best in their various professions.

Keywords: Trends, Civil Service, Reform, Reorganization.

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PAUL, Salisu Ojonemi. Emerging Trends in Kogi State Civil Service System of Nigeria. Donnish Journal of African Studies and Development 1(4) 2015 pp. 030-037.

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