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Impediments to Nigerian civil service reforms: lessons for ASEAN


Onimisi, Timothy and Ku Samsu, Ku Hasnita and Ismail, Mohd Mahadee and Wan Mohd Nor, Murni (2018) Impediments to Nigerian civil service reforms: lessons for ASEAN. In: 7th International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICOSH-UKM 2018), 12-15 Nov. 2018, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. (pp. 195-203).


The quest to reform civil service in order to systematically position it for the task of prompt and optimal achievements of the policies of government led to series of reforms across the Association Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Africa (particularly Nigeria). These civil service reforms began in the colonial era, until the country’s independent and beyond. But unfortunately it has not yet resolved the challenges of inefficiency, low service delivery, salary structure, general welfare issues and political influence inherent in the Nigerian civil service. This paper critically analyzed the major impediments to each and every Nigerian civil service reforms, and the lessons the ASEAN can draw from the Nigeria's experience. The paper relied on secondary sources of data, especially journal articles, reports and text books. The paper found that most of the reforms in the Nigerian civil service are mainly hindered by lack of commitment and political will, which remains the fundamental problem hampering the implementation of various reforms in the service. Hence, political commitment and quality consultant in future civil service reforms would make significantly contribution to the developmental quest of ASEAN through the Nigerian experience.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Civil service; Civil service reforms; ASEAN; Nigeria; Fallouts
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 04:04
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 04:05
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/75375
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