The Impact Of Communication On The Organizational Efficiency In NEPA Enugu
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
What is today known as national electric power authority is a merger of the electricity cooperation of Nigeria (ECN) and Niger Dam authority (NDA) the former was created by the federal government responsible for major policies of mines and power. It was empowered to generate transmitted distribute and sale electricity. Consequently to take over all government downed undertaken throughout the country and to establish new ones if considered economically viable.
The history of the present day NEPA would not be complete if the old police works department (PWD) of the government, which in 1896 installed the first 60kw generating set in Lagos is not mentioned.
In 1895 the preliminary investigation and planning were carried out by the public works department in Lagos at a cost of ₤ 3,206.00 The following year 1896 the their government of southern Nigeria allocated the sum of ₤1200.00 for the establishment of the first power station in Lagos which today is still the headquarter of NEPA in Lagos. Mr. 1 Pooke was the first chief electrical engineer of the establishment known as the Lagos electric supply. The power station operated within the hours of 6.00pm to 11.00p, daily and the maximum power demand continued to increase as a result of extension of supply to Iddo and Fbette Metta area. Further effort was made to increase the generating capacity of the power station. By 1915 the total installed capacity has risen to 320kw and to 420kw in 1921.
In 1924 the system introduced 2, and 3 phase 4 wire with 50 cycles and is still in use till date. As the demand continued to increase following the understanding that the use of electricity was no longer the exclusive reserve of the rich but an essential factor in development it became.
As public awareness grew over the use of electricity. The various native authorities became quite aware of the needs of their subjects and initiated expansion. The much-needed capital was provided by them while the power station and distribution network were created and staffed by the government. Engineer in- chief acted in an advisory capacity only to the native authority with the financial backing of the native administration such power stations like Kano (1930) Abeokute (1935) and Ibadan (1940) were commissioned in some other town some organizations owned power station e.g. the Nigeria electricity supply company (NESC) in Jos sold power to government organization in Jos Burkuru vom while the A.T and P Sapele supplied power to Sapde township.
In 1946 the role of expansion of electricity in the country grew beyond the scope of public works department, which also caters for other numerous project in civil engineering.
Consequently in 1949 a separate department was created to take over electricity section of PWD this department became known as the Nigeria government electricity under taking (NGEU). This was a transition stage towards the formation of a cooperation to carry out electrical development on a commercial basis. A remarkable proof of this was indicated when in the 1946/43 fiscal years the sum of ₤ 32,468.00 was recorded as revenue.
The development stages in NEPA has been steady between the subordinates and superior but one wonders how it had impacted in the efficiency of the organization
1.2 Statement Of Problem
- Lack of modern communication equipment had subsisted the efficiency of communication in NEPA Enugu
- Communication system in NEPA Enugu never gave subordinates the opportunity to communicates effectively with the.
- In NEPA Enugu information are sabotaged before getting to the audience
- The inefficiency of the public relation unit of NWPA Enugu makes communication with her audience ineffective
1.3 Purpose Of The Study
- To identify the impact of communication on the staff of NEPA Enugu
- To identify the types of communication equipment in use at NEPA Enugu
- To identify the role of public relation unit of NEPA Enugu and how they had impacted on the efficiently on the organization.
- To identify the problems of communication on the organizational efficiency of NEPA Enugu.
1.4 Research Question
- What are the impact of effective communication on NEPA Enugu
- What are the types of communication equipment in use are NEPA Enugu
- What are the problems of effective communication in NEPA Enugu
- Does the subordinate staff of NEPA Enugu had the opportunity to discuses with their superior when needed.
1.5 Significance Of The Study
If this study is successfully completed the management of NEPA Enugu will be aware of the impact effective communication can have on her organizational efficiency. NEPA Enugu will also known the problem of communication in her organization this study will help them formulate good policies that will improve the efficiency of her organization. More so staffs of NEPA Enugu will know the type of communication available in their organization.
Conclusively future researchers in related field will find this work valuable as a veritable source of reference.
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