NIGERIA UNION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND THIRD TIER ADMINISTRATION IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA, 1999-2014

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Abstract

This study interrogated the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and third tier administration in Rivers State, between 1999-2014. The study was guided by the following objectives-first: to establish if, NULGE monitoring of the application of the dedicated funds for staff training enhance human resource development of workers in Rivers State. Second, to determine whether the struggle by NULGE to improve working conditions enhanced favourable salary regime and promotion for Local Government staff in Rivers state within the period of the study, and three, to ascertain whether the
institutionalization of Government-NULGE partnership in local government administration accounted for the improved scheme of service for workers in Rivers State between 1999-2014. We adopted the Theory of Industrial Relations and utilized quantitative method to generate the primary data from questionnaires administered on target population and further used qualitative method of data collection to glean data generated from observational methods and secondary sources. The study revealed that
the monitoring of the application of the dedicated funds for staff training by NULGE enhanced human resource development of workers in Rivers State. Again, the struggle by NULGE to improve working conditions enhanced favourable salary regime and promotion for Local Government staff in Rivers state. Finally, it was revealed that the institutionalization of Government-NULGE partnership in local government administration accounted for the improved scheme of service for workers in Rivers State
between 1999-2014.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page – – – – – – – – – – i
Approval Page – – – – – – – – – – ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – – – iii
Acknowledgments – – – – – – – – – iv
Table of Contents – – – – – – – – – v
List of Tables – – – – – – – – – – vii
Abbreviations – – – – – – – – – – x
Abstract – – – – – – – – – – xii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study – – – – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem – – – – – – – 6
1.3 Objectives of the Study – – – – – – – 10
1.4 Significance of the Study – – – – – – – 10
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Literature Review – – – – – – – – 12
2.1.1 NULGE, application of dedicated funds and human resource development
of workers in Rivers State – – – – – – – 12
2.1.2 Agitations for favourable salary regime and promotion of Local
Government staff in Rivers state – – – – – – 26
2.1.3 Institutionalization of Government-NULGE partnership and improved
scheme of service for workers in Rivers State between 1999 – 2014 – – 37
CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY
3.1 Theoretical Framework – – – – – – – – 50
3.2 Hypotheses – – – – – – – – – 56
3.3 Research Design – – – – – – – – 56
3.4 Method of Data Collection – – – – – – – 58
3.5 Population of the Study – – – – – – – – 59
3.6 Sampling and Sampling Techniques – – – – – – 60
3.6.1 Method of Data Analysis – – – – – – – – 63
3.6.2 Logical Data Framework – – – – – – – – 65
CHAPTER FOUR: HISTROY AND EVOLUTION OF NULGE IN NIGERIA
4.1 The History of NULGE in Nigeria – – – – – – 71
4.2 The History of NULGE in Rivers State – – – – – 72
4.3 The Aims and Objectives – – – – – – – – 73
4.4 NULGE and Local Government Administration in Nigeria – – – 74
CHAPTER FIVE: DEDICATED FUND FOR STAFF TRAINING AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
5.1 Origin of Dedicated Fund for Staff Training in Rivers State – – – 86
5.2 The Purpose of Dedicated Fund for Staff Training in Rivers state Local
Government – – – – – – – – – – 87
5.3 Incidence of NULGE’s Agitations for Human Resource Development
in Rivers state. – – – – – – – – – 92
5.4 Trainings Undergone by Local Government Workers in Rivers state – – 94
CHAPTER SIX: AGITATIONS AND WORKERS’ WELFARE IN RIVERS STATE
6.1 Various Agitations by NULGE to Improve Working Conditions of Service – 114
6.2 Evidence of Improved Salary Regime – – – – – – 121
6.3 Promotion of Local Government Workers in Rivers State. – – – 123
CHAPTER SEVEN: GOVERNMENT-NULGE PARTNERSHIP AND IMPROVED SCHEME OF SERVICE
7.1 Incidence of Government-NULGE Partnership in Rivers State – – – 134
7.2 Scheme of service advancing Workers Interest in Rivers State – – – 134
CHAPTER EIGHT: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
8.1 Summary and Conclusion – – – – – – – – 142
8.3 Recommendations – – – – – – – – 148
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Appendix/Appendices

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