Problems Of Nigeria Public Services

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Problems Of Nigeria Public Services


Abstract


This research is basically focused on the problems of Nigerians public service with Nigeria Television Authority channel 6 Aba as the case study. Questionnaires were designed for data collection. Data collected were analysed using frequencies and percentages. To achieve the aim of this study, two hypotheses were formulated and tested using the chi square. The study revealed that, many problems are encountered by the Nigerian public service. These problems impede efficiency and productivity in the public service.

The study was carried out for the purpose of explaining the relevance of public service in the state. And to comprehend the things that impede effective performance in the Nigerian public service, the impact of the problems was examined. Several ways of curbing the problem were stated. And recommendations were proffered.


Chapter One


Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

Public service is a service where federal, state or local government has an interest or where its presence is felt. It is a very wide organ, encompassing the civil service, the school system, the judicially, the local government system, the security agents, government companies and public service is of great importance to any given state. The purpose of the state is to maximize the potentials of its citizens by providing basic rights, liberty, security and welfare. And government exist to enable the state realize the above objective. For such to be done, the government needs efficient and well-informed public service. The bulk of decision and actions undertaken by government are influenced and implemented by the public service. The public service provides the modern government the requisite structure and procedure necessary for efficient administration and good governance.

Public service will ever remain relevant in the scheme of politics of politics and administration in Nigeria not only because it is well scheme of polities and administration in Nigeria not only because it is well positioned to do so but more importantly because of its long history, experience and specialization.

However, the Nigerian public service is said to be suffering from a seemingly endemic illness. Prior to the military intervention in political in 1966, there existed the spirit of comradeship, neutrality, high efficiency and so on. The enthusiasm and dynamism, which followed the organization of the Nigeria civil service, which hitherto remained one central public service, provided strong and healthy governments.

Thus, the emergence of the military in polities made Nigeria political climate to become unfortunate. This greatly affected the public service. Besides, it made the public service to have a conquered history for it was moving in tandem with the style of government. There exist other problems such as corruption, poor communication system. And gradually, high productivity and efficiency fade away as a consequence. The researcher ascertained that the foretasted problems affected the Nigerian television authority channel 6 Aba (NTA) negatively, and recommended that public service will only realize its objectives if the diseases are cured.

The Nigerian Television Authority channel 6 Aba date back to July 1964 when the then eastern Nigeria broadcasting service, which had two television, station at Enugu and Aba. Then Aba station was a booster. The Aba station was totally destroyed after the civil war and was refurbished with a 10kw Thompson CSF transmitter. The east central broadcasting service Tv (ECRSTV) channel 6 Aba was its name then. It re-commenced transmission in September 1974 still, as a booster to the one in Enugu. It offered effective service to viewer in the current Imo and Abia states. South East states (now Cross Rivers state), Rivers state, parts of Bendel state and some parts of Equatorial Guinea and the Cameroun’s.

The Imo broadcasting service inherited the Television station in Aba. With the creation of Imo state in 1976, the Nigeria Television, channel 6 Aba became fully independence for the first time. Later, in 1976, the station was taken over by the Nigerian Television Authority but formally came into existence with the promulgation of decree No 24 of 1977 and changed to color transmission in the same year with the aid of a Thompson CSF 003 var specifically bought for that purpose.

In February, a second transmmitor a 10kw Philips PYE TX was installed to boost operation. Two microwave stations were as well established in Owerri and Ohaekelem as part of NTA DOMSAT network to enable NTA channel 6 Aba transmit NTA national programmed NTA is today witnessing the commissioning of yet another new digitalized equipment, the Rhodea and Showers 10kw T and studio equipment, which is hoped will tremendously improve the station’s operations with the station’s logo pioneering excellence in broadcasting there is no doubt NTA Aba has come of age and with the commission, of the digital transmitter and computerized studio equipment it shall be able to re-establish viewer ship in the states.


1.2 Statement of the Problem

Constant change of the structure of the public service due to political instability, this makes the service to be inefficient. Autocratic nature of decision-making process as in the case of military regime

Mediocre are recruited in service, there is executive of poor quality job. Existence of inefficiency and low productivity, Erosion of public confidence in the service, Delay in the execution of government policies and programmes preference of money to acquiring skill.


1.3 Objective of the Study

  1. To explain the importance of public service in the state
  2. To ascertain the problems impeding the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigeria public service
  3. To examines the impact of the problem on the capacity of the public service to facilitate the running of government in Nigeria.
  4. To acquire more knowledge on how to utilize government resources for high productivity and efficiency.
  5. To point out and realize the various techniques that tend to encourage active participation of the people in initiating, planning, executing and as well use their own initiative to get things done properly in the service.
  6. To make recommendation by reveal what is expected of the public service in a given state.

1.4 Research Hypotheses

Hypotheses One
  • Ho: Government resources are not fully utilised for high productivity
  • Hi: Government resources are fully utilised for high productivity
Hypotheses Two
  • Ho: Nigeria public service is not full of problems
  • Hi: Nigeria public service is full of problems

1.5 Significance of the Study

It is argued that the study would contribute to our knowledge the importance of the public service and the problems empedy the efficiency of the public service. It will also be of great importance to the political leaders, policy makers and all others who are involved in the public service.

The organization understudy (NTA ABA) will benefit because with the result of the study, it will be armed with the way of doing things so as to attain the best result. NTA Aba must improve and design strategies on how to influence and motivate employees. Furthermore, it will be of help for further research.


1.6 Scope and Limitation of the Study

This study is primary concerned with Nigeria public service problems and prospect. This study/project work covers NTA channel 6 Aba. The researcher encountered some constraints, which limited the scope of the study. These constraints include but are not limited to the following

a) Availability of Research Material:

The research material available to the researcher is insufficient, thereby limiting the study

b) Time:

The time frame allocated to the study does not enhance wider coverage as the researcher has to combine other academic activities and examinations with the study.


1.7 Definition of Terms

Public Service:

Public service is a service which is provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing provision of services

Problems:

A perceived gap between the existing state and a desired state, or a deviation from a norm, standard, or status quo

Prospect:

A probability or chance for future success, especially as based on present work or aptitude


1.8 Organization of the Study

This research work is organized in five chapters, for easy understanding, as follows

  • Chapter one is concerned with the introduction, which consist of the (overview, of the study), historical background, statement of problem, objectives of the study, research hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and limitation of the study, definition of terms and historical background of the study.
  • Chapter two highlights the theoretical framework on which the study is based, thus the review of related literature.
  • Chapter three deals on the research design and methodology adopted in the study.
  • Chapter four concentrate on the data collection and analysis and presentation of finding.
  • Chapter five gives summary, conclusion, and recommendations made of the study

Chapter Five


Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

5.1 Introduction

It is important to ascertain that the objective of this study was to ascertain a critical analysis of Nigeria public service, problems and prospects.

In the preceding chapter, the relevant data collected for this study were presented, critically analyzed and appropriate interpretation given. In this chapter, certain recommendations are made, which in the opinion of the researcher will be of benefit in addressing the challenges of the Nigerian public service.


5.2 Summary

This study aimed at having a critical analysis of Nigeria public service, problems and prospects. Six objectives were raised. These objectives include: To explain the importance of public service in the state, To ascertain the problems impeding the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigeria public service, to examines the impact of the problem on the capacity of the public service to facilitate the running of government in Nigeria, to acquire more knowledge on how to utilize government resources for high productivity and efficiency, to point out and realize the various techniques that tend to encourage active participation of the people in initiating, planning, executing and as well use their own initiative to get things done properly in the service, to make recommendation by reveal what is expected of the public service in a given state.


5.3 Conclusion

Based on the above findings pertaining to the objectives of the study the following conclusions are drawn.

The growth of the Nigeria public service has been hampered by so many problems. The federal character in Nigeria has not been fairly applied. In recent years, the public bureaucracy (both the civil and military) has been dominated by one section of the country. Several people and pressure groups have been calling on the federal government to redress the imbalance in order to move the nation forward.


5.4 Recommendation

After careful analysis of the findings, the researching recommends the following for a better public service.

  1. The existence of adequate opportunities for a career, which will attract and retain in service the right kind of men and women;
  2. A system of promotions through merit with due regard to seniority that enables persons who demonstrate the necessary ability, energy and devotion to rise to the highest positions in the service;
  3. A pay structure that is broadly comparable to the pay structure of the central government and private employment and based on the principle of equal pay for comparable types of work;
  4. A system of regulating employer-employee relations that is accepted by the staff as just and fair. (United Nations, 1964).
  5. A system of punishing corrupt workers, irrespective of their position or class.

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