THE IMPACT OF REFORMS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF NIGERIA CIVIL SERVICE
The reforms were means of responding to the problems confronting the civil service at specific times and as ways of making it responsive to the demand of the modern society. It could be observed from the analysis that virtually every regime in Nigeria had one thing or the other to do with the civil service. Colonial reforms were basically general toward indigenization the nation’s civil service. The immediate administrations at all levels after attaining independence continue with the Nigerianization process of the civil service at different speeds. The most fundamental in the history of the civil service reforms were the 1988 reforms. It made the minister the chief executive and accounting officer and the permanent secretary become politicized. The Abacha regime reversed some provisions of the 1988 reforms and other succeeding regime sustained it.
1.1 BACKGROUND TO STUDY
This project examines the impact of reforms on performance of Nigeria civil service with particular reference to public service in Kogi State.
Nigeria has undergone various reforms right from colonial period to post independence period, most of these reforms emphasize on increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the civil service. This research project will show how these reforms affect the Nigeria civil service.
1.2 RESEARCH PROBLEM
The research problem is that do reforms in Nigeria civil service have an impact on the performance and if so how does it effect Kogi State public service?
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The aim and objective of this study is to find out whether the reforms affect of the performance of civil servants in Nigeria changes that the reforms brought to the administration of public service in Kogi State.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTION
How do reforms affect the performance of public service in Kogi State?
The hypothesis assumption of this research work are:-
Ho: Reforms in the Nigeria civil service have led to increase in the performance of the public service.
Hi: Civil service reforms in Nigeria does not have a real effect on the performance of Kogi State Public service.
1.6 SIGNIFICANT OF STUDY
The significance of these study is that reforms introduced very fundamental changes to the system in an attempt to make it conform with the business orientation of most civil services particularly the developed countries.
The inadequacies in civil service which culminated into inefficiency and ineffectiveness which render the civil service unproductive need to be resolved and remedied, or else, the service will nor be able to perform the expected roles in the socio-economic development of the nation.