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Federal Character Principle and Administrative Effectiveness in the Nigerian Public Service: Challenges and Prospects for Sustainable Development 1999-2012

Gberevbie, D.E. and Ibietan, Jide (2013) Federal Character Principle and Administrative Effectiveness in the Nigerian Public Service: Challenges and Prospects for Sustainable Development 1999-2012. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 15 (6). pp. 46-61. ISSN 1520-5509

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Abstract

Studies have shown that no nation can attain sustainable development for the enhancement of the living standard of the people without a properly organized public service to implement government policies. In this regard, the paper examines the application of the federal character principle in the Nigerian public service for sustainable development. With the adoption and analysis of secondary data, the paper observes that the implementation of the federal character principle in Nigerian public service tends to encourage unethical behaviour amongst public officials and circumscribe merit in the area of manpower procurement and promotion. It therefore concludes that for the Nigerian public service to achieve its mandate of facilitating sustainable development there is need for the government to reappraise the implementation of the federal character principle through the enforcement of merit anchored on public service reform initiatives that can galvanize human capacity and governmental institutions for sustainable development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Federal Character Principle, Administrative Effectiveness, Sustainable Development, Public Service, Nigeria.
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 14:49
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 14:49
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3678

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