Contemporary issues in Nigeria public administration.
Title: Meritocratic abuse in the Nigeria public sector BY
EKANEM VIVIEN ONYINYE
Matric no: 2004/Degree/DL0766
Department of public administration and local government University of Nigeria Nsuka.
A seminar paper presented in the partial fulfillment of the requirement of the award of Degree/ B.S.C. Holding at the university of Nigeria Nsuka from 12th April, 2008. Lecturer: Chief Dr Mrs. Mabel Obi
Abstract The public sector is the longest employed in all the sectors. The public sector over the years has grown in size, role, and consumption of national budget there by making it the largest employer in all the sectors and very sensitive one. Because of it dynamism, it has attracted competence and qualified personnel of highly reputation which manage the government ministers and department there in. But inspite of these calibers of people making the public sector service, the sector has attracted criticism from all works of the Nigerian lives and its failure to realize maximum expected performance which has been traceable to the abuse of meritocracy! In trying to uncover the meritocracy abuse in the public sector, it shall be established in this paper the instance of this abuse, the forms or types it’s being manifested, the effects of such meritocratic abuse and steps toward alleviating or curbing it in the concluding part of this paper.
It is widely acknowledge that the public service since the...
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