Place Of Personnel Management In Nigeria Local Government (A Study Of Afikpo North Local Government Area Of Ebonyi State)

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Place Of Personnel Management In Nigeria Local Government (A Study Of Afikpo North Local Government Area Of Ebonyi State)


The research focus on the roles of personnel management in Nigeria Local Government using AFIKPO North Local Government as a case study. Generally personnel management is a science that concerns itself with recruitment selection development, utilization, activation and evaluation of workers task in an organization.In this research primary and secondary data was used to analyze the work.

The finding shows that the problem of personnel management in our local government system is because of lack of the effective application of personnel management strategies such as procurement, compensation integration, maintenance and separation. The project therefore recommends that the government should employ qualified and complete staff who shall carry out the duties of personnel management effectively and efficiently in Nigeria Local Government.

Table Of Contents

Preliminary Page(s)

  • Title page
  • Approval page
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgement
  • Abstract
  • Table of contents

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction

  • 1.1 Background of the study
  • 1.2 Statement of the problem
  • 1.3 Objective of study
  • 1.4 Research questions
  • 1.5 Significance of the study
  • 1.6 Scope of the study
  • 1.7 Limitation of study
  • 1.8 Definition of terms.

Chapter Two

2.0 Literature Review

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Personal management and the Local Government System
  • 2.3 Functions of personnel management
  • References

Chapter Three

3.0 Research Design and Methodology

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Research design
  • 3.3 Sources/method of data collection
  • 3.4 Population and sample size
  • 3.5 Sample technique
  • 3.6 Validity and reliability of measuring Instrument
  • 3.7 Method of data analysis

Chapter Four

4.0 Presentation and Analysis of Data

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Presentation of data
  • 4.3 Analysis of data
  • 4.4 Interpretation of results

Chapter Five

5.0 Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Summary of findings
  • 5.3 Conclusion
  • 5.4 Recommendations
  • Reference
  • Appendix
  • Questionnaire

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Background Of The Study

Most organization today in the country have at one or the other establish a department which is responsible. For all the masters concerning personal and human relation in charge of this department is of high professional expertise.

The people who posses the abundant skill and knowledge in the field can only success in performing their duty only when they are provided with good working environment Akpala (1998). Human resources are indispensable to organization worth its name should have a will staffed personal matters Obikeze (2005).

According to Akeke (2008) personal administration is a basic function of management unless it is effectively carried out by all matters of line to achieve organizational success. Effective management of human resources is very essential for the success of any organization.

Afikpo North Local Government as an organization is not example whose function is to bring human and material resources together in other to attain to the need of the people.

1.2 Statement Of The Problem

Afikpo North Local Government just like every local Government was created to bring development within the territorial boundaries.

The personnel management is power house of every organization personnel management is all about human resources, as is said that human beings are the most difficult thing to handle or manage been use effective management leads to effective performance are good productivity of is also pertinent to know that the personnel of any local government are public servants.

Therefore, the associated problem with Afikpo North Local Government today includes;

  1. Funding and managing of the available funds
  2. Delay of workers payment which have seen causing the personnel to involve in one corrupt practice or the other.
  3. The Local Government have not been organizing training and development seminar for then workers.
  4. Misappropriation of funds and mismanagement of resources has become the order of the Jay as a result of this project are being tone half way while some are abandoned.

The question here is, to what extent has personnel (civil servant) of this local government help in actualizing the goal of establishing local government.

1.3 Objective Of The Study

  1. To determine the actual role/ and function of personnel management in the local government.
  2. To assertion the right leadership style needed local government
  3. To educate local government personnel on the importance of putting their best in the course of the service.
  4. To examine the function of local government in relation to the place of personnel management in Nigeria civil servant.

1.4 Research Question

  1. What are the roles of personnel management in Nigeria local government?
  2. To what extent has the activities of the personnel management actualize the objective of the local government?
  3. Are the employees actually satisfied with their employment remuneration policies?

1.5 Significance Of The Study

This study would be utmost benefit and importance to Afikpo North Local Government area of Ebonyi state. Also it will serve as a source of reference in this area. It will also benefit other government parastatals.

1.6 Scope Of The Study

Due to inadequate finance the research decided to limit the scope of the study to Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, to enable him cover the area of the research study and obtain adequate information for the place of personnel management in Nigeria local Government.

1.7 Limitation Of The Study

The research would have like to cover a utider area in this study but owing to time factor and financial involvement, it was limited only to the personnel department of the organization.

1.8 Definition Of Terms

Local Government:

It is known as government at grassroots level, established to develop the local government area.


As it the coordination of resources of an organization or government through the process of planning, organizing, directing and controlling in order to attain organization goal.


A social or economic entity that involve different individual perform a variety or function in order to achieve a common goal.


This can be seen as individual who compose the productive force in an organization (1-4 the people that manages human are material resources in local government or other organization.

Public Service:

This is the service where federal state or local government has interest or their presence in felt.

Chapter Five

5.0 Summary Conclusion And Recommendation

5.1 Introduction

Looking at the role of personnel management in the development of Nigeria Local Government, from the findings gotten from the despondence so far, the personnel department have into small measure help in smooth running of the local Government administration in Nigeria personnel management (Obikeze 2005) stated that personnel is a workforce centered directly mainly at the organizations of employers. He added that personnel management is a science that concerns itself with recruitment, selection, utilization and accommodation of people and material resources in an organization.

It is also observe that the introduction of personnel management has contributed positively to the Local government make reference from answer given by the masses in the tables.

This department has succeeded in establishing another department thereby increasing the number of department in Afikpo North Local Government and also increases the number of staff.

5.2 Summary Of Finding

The original summary of this work is base on the finding and the totality of the project in general, the place of personnel management in every administrative exercise is something to reckoned with, in other words, no administration succeed without the major impact of personnel management because human beings are the instrument with which organizational goal is achieved. It is also agreed that different Local Government such as work, health and agric department. The departments perform functions at different level which personnel department plays the role of coordinating the department for over all efficiency of the organization. Furthermore, it is also understood that the problem of payment and embezzlement of fund that is characterized with our local Government in Nigeria is not as common with Afikpo North Local Government as stated as part of the problems facing the Local Government in comparative with lack of training programmed among Local government staff in Nigeria.

5.3 Conclusion

In conclusion of this project work, it is important we recall every aspect and parts of this work which will enable us to make a good conclusion. It will also be in line with the issue on ground. It is well understood that the place of personnel management in Nigeria local government, which has its case study and scope in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state service as a reference material to the government policy related to administration and for further researchers on this field of study as stated in the importance of the study.

Personnel management as explained by Spates (1944) is the process or organizing and treating individuals at work so that they will get the greatest possible realization of their proven qualities, this reflected chapter two of the project work. It is good to say that personnel management in every organization is charged with numerous responsibilities since they play superior roles and master mind the organization of human beings as human beings are major tool for every organizational efficiency.

Less we forget that personnel management according to public opinion and respondents in Afikpo North Local Government also extend their work to civil service structure in the local government since their job/ work are to organized workers in the local government, they even extend work in organizing the national union of local government employees (NULGE) of Nigeria.

5.4 Recommendation

For every research of this nature, there must be a proper recommendation attached to it, in view of the future of the development of the local government in the country. Meanwhile, the following recommendation are made if strictly followed, it will enhance the contribution of local government in Nigeria which Afikpo North Local Government is not exempted.

  1. The Federal Government should increase the allocation of the Local Government to enable them discharge their duties properly.
  2. The various Local Government in Nigeria should try from time to time conduct training, workshop, seminar, symposium and conference. This will increase the level of productivity in the council.
  3. The Local Government should make strong relationship with the department of personnel management so as to facilitate coordination and cooperation.
  4. The Local Government should not with hold the salary of the Local Government staff and that of personnel management should not be held by any level of government and motivation strategy should also be employed.

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