AUTHOR: EZEOBI, JOSEPH CHUKWUMA
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA
The broad objective of this study is to examine the problems of imbalance in our national life between states and ethnic groups in relation to the educational section appointment and output-efficiency; to investigate whether certain standard are maintained in the course of recruitment on quota basis in the country; and to ascertain how nepotism impact on federal character principle. Due to the nature of this research, descriptive research method was used in order to get the solution for the problem posed by the study. Sources of data were the primary and secondary sources. The primary source consist of questionnaire and interview, while secondary source were gathered from pamphlets, journals and published books related to the field of study. Since the population size is small, the researcher used the entire population of the institution of study. Also, hypothesis were tested with simple statistical tools. The findings of the study revealed that the imbalance between states and ethnic group in Nigeria has no relationship with the establishment of the federal character principle in the federal civil service. Also, the research reviewed that federal character principle and quota system encourage the recruitment of unqualified personnel, which in turn led to inefficiency in the federal civil service. Finally, the research findings maintained that nepotism impact negatively on the federal civil service. The research recommended that appointment of qualified candidate for a particular job irrespective of region or group the person(s) comes from should be upheld. According to this research, it will help to promote efficiency in the service delivery in the federal civil service.
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Tags: civil service, Constructional Reformism, Efficiency, Federal Character, Federal Character Commission – FCC, Federalism, Function, National Ideology, Organization, Participatory Bureaucracy, Public Administration Thesis-2007, Quota, Representation/Representatives, Representative Bureaucracy, System