Ahmadu, Frederick O.
Time Management in the Nigerian Civil Service: An
Imperative Value For Nigeria's Reforming Economy.
The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 5.
The Nigerian public service has been undergoing gradual and systematic reforms and restructuring since 1999 after decades of military nile. The reforms are meant to meet
the challenges of civil rule, democracy, good governance, and globalization. Despite the various public and civil service reforms of the Nigerian civil service is still slow
in responding to technological changes and modern organizational methods. It is characterized by poor working an'angements and gross indiscipline. In most
organizations in Nigeria, lots of man-hour is wasted on unproductive activities. This problem of wasted man-hour seems to have been taken for granted in Nigeria and it
has not been deliberately addressed in our refonn agenda. Time management is an important factor in organizational efficiency and effectiveness. It is against this
backdrop that this paper examines the role of time management in achieving the reform agenda. Secondary data was used to examine the concept of time in advanced
capItalist eccmomies, Africa and Nigeria. It was found that poor remuneration, lack
of motivation, especially intrinsic motivation and poor work arrangements were responsible for poor work ethics in the publici civil service in Nigeria.
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