POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMME IN KOGI STATE

ABSTRACT Poverty is general phenomenon in less developed countries including Nigeria. It is a common problem that cannot be easily wiped out but can be alleviated through concerted effort by stake holders. The problem of poverty has brought about low standard of living of people in both rural and urban area that attention of individual, Federal, States and Local Government has been drawn to alleviate it to better the living standard of the rural area. This work was undertaken to look into the poverty alleviation programes by Local Government in Kogi State of Nigeria. The…

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CORRUPTION AND PERFORMANCE OF PUBLIC CORPORATIONS IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF PHCN)

ABSTRACT This project work examines the issue of corruption and performance of public corporations in Nigeria, with Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) as a casestudy. The specific objectives of this study include: (i) To determine if corruption in PHCN constitute a major contributory factor which has undermined the effectiveness of PHCN to provided adequate quantity and quality of electricity in Nigeria, and (ii) To ascertain whether or not government regulation and policy on provision of electricity in Nigeria encourages corruption in the electricity sector. The theoretical framework of analysis adopted in this study is…

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IMPACT OF TRAINING ON PRODUCTIVITY IN ENUGU STATE CIVIL SERVICE, 1999 – 2006

ABSTRACT The thesis “Impact of Training on Productivity in Enugu State Civil Service, 1999 – 2006” was an attempt to make contribution to the ongoing debate on the Nigerian Civil Service training and productivity that has been raging since the Nigerian Third and Fourth Republics. It is not only an obvious but critical fact that Nigerians both in public and private sectors have become interested on the Nigerian civil service, especially during the civilian dispensation of 1999 – 2006. The study isolated an important internal functional process within the civil service and investigated the extent…

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THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT A STUDY OF WARRI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE.

ABSTRACT The major concern of this research work is to assess the role of Warnment Area of Delta State in rural development of its constituent communities. In achieving this, the research work relies on descriptive approach and structured questionnaire and interview for data collection. A simple size of one hundred and fifty (150) respondents was used for the study. Our findings revealed that the council has not performed well in developing the rural areas over the years. Various recommendations were made based on the findings among such are, increase in revenue allocation by both Federal…

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POLICY FORMULATION: A CASE STUDY OF THE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ACT, 2010

ABSTRACT The success and failure of many countries in Africa, particularly Nigeria in relation to economic, political and social growth has been traced to its policy formulation and implementation. In the light of this, this work-Policy formulation: A case study of the Employee Compensation Act, 2010 looks at the efficiency-challenges to effective policy formulation, improvements and recommendations of which sincere implementation of these policy by its practitioners will bring the needed development in every facet of the country. This study shows that public administration as a discipline has undergone a lot of transformation over the…

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CORRUPTION IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE: A STUDY OF IMO STATE CIVIL SERVICE (1999-2012)

ABSTRACT One of the fundamental problems of contemporary Nigeria is corruption. It has thrived; progressed and flourished unabated .Corruption has been institutionalized to the point of accepting it as part of our system. This study examined the incidence of corruption in the Nigerian Public Service with particular focus on Imo State Civil Service from 1999 to 2012. Specifically, the study investigated whether motivational incentives provided for civil servants contributes to their greater involvement in corruption in Imo State from 1999 to 2012. The study also examined the impact of weak internal control mechanism on the…

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CORRUPTION, UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA (2001-2011)

Abstract This study examined corruption, university governance and development with focus on the University of Nigeria. This is because governance plays a critical role in the success of any organization, especially higher education which is the bedrock of national development. The study is a descriptive qualitative analysis, while data was collected through secondary sources. Systems theory served as the theoretical framework. The findings show that there have been systematic decline and collapse of research in Nigerian universities, particularly the University of Nigeria, as the bulk of research conducted by lecturers in the institution are neither…

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PROBLEM OF INTERNAL REVENUE GENERATION IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study attempts to investigate the problems of internal revenue generation in the local government system in Nigeria, using Aninri local government council of Enugu State as a case study. In doing this, we were able to determine whether Paucity of trained and skilled revenue collectors constrain Aninri Local Government council from generating enough internal revenue and to investigate whether corruption among revenue collectors hinders Aninri Local Government council from generating enough internal revenue.We also made use of descriptive survey method of data collection, in which questionnaire instrument was administered to the randomly selected staff…

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHALLENGES OF AUTONOMY IN KOLOKUMA/OPOKUMA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study examined the challenges of local government autonomy in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study interrogates the following questions: 1. Does federalism guarantee local government autonomy? 2. Does the financial dependence of local governments on statutory allocation from federal government undermine provision of social amenities in Kolokuma/Opokuma Bayelsa State? The study adopted the analytic framework of the structural functional theory as expounded by Gabriel Almond, among other scholars. The central focus of structural functionalism is intended to explain the basis for the maintenance of order and stability in…

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HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION IN NIGERIA PUBLIC SERVICE: A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE SPORTS COUNCIL

ABSTRACT This thesis discuses the need for human resources development and utilization, an activity that has been denied attention in the public sector. It presents various techniques that may be applied by decision makers/resources developers for the effective utilization human resources in the public sectors especially in Enugu State Sports Council. The intent is to provide a useful basis for change in the human resources management culture in the public service of Nigeria. It is appropriate to focus on this important aspect of the personnel functions now in view of the current restructuring in the…

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