AN ACCOUNT FOR THE LOW PRODUCTIVITY IN PUBLIC CORPORATIONS IN NIGERIA. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The research on the account for the low productivity in Public Corporations in Nigeria with reference to National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) Enugu Zonal Office is aimed at determining hold best to improve the productivity of Nigerian Public Corporations.
In conducting the research, information were sourced from many places as well as reviewing of related literatures.
Questionnaires were also conducted for proper collection of data for the research and other forms of data collection such as personal observations were used in the study. Tables were also used to present analyze and interpreter data. At the end, findings based on the data collected revealed that factors such as poor management, change view of authority, conflict objectives by the leaders of public corporation etc are not unconnected to the prevailing low productivity in the public corporations.
In conclusion of the research, recommendation and possible solutions were given based on the finding o as to help solve the problem.
1.1 GENERAL BACKGROUND TO THE SUBJECT MATTER
Public corporations are government owned institution established to engage in production of certain goods and services for socio-economic welfare of it’s citizens. Such goods and services may be those, which the private sector may not provide adequately or may not provide at all for lack of incentive for maximum profit.
The performance of some of the public corporations in terms of rendering or giving services to the public has been a matter of great concern to the country.
The corporations have been performing below expectations of people, which do not justify the huge amount of money invested in them by the government. What has been common in some public corporations is low productivity. According to Mali Paul (1978, P.23), productivity is the measure of how well.
Resources are brought together in organization as well being utilized for accomplishing a set of results. Productivity is reaching the highest level of performance with the least expenditure of resources; the inverse of this is low productivity.
The gross effects of low productivity in Nigerian Public Corporations have been affecting the lives of Nigerian negatively. Given the rate of low productivity in these corporations, one may ask why these corporations are inherently characterized by low-productivity in spite of all government effects and financial to assistance to them which are aimed at improving the economy and thereby satisfying the ever increasing need for improved productivity.
However, improving the performance and productivity level of public corporation is a good way of achieving a higher standard of living of people as well as boosting the prosperity of the overall Nigerian economy.
1.2 THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER
There have been concerted effort by the government and the organized private sectors to enhance productivity in public corporations for instance, the federal and state government often times organize seminars and