The Impact of Ethnicity on Civil Service Delivery in Nigeria.

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TERM PAPER

TOPIC: THE IMPACT OF ETHNICITY ON CIVIL SERVICE DELIVERY IN NIGERIA.

WRITTEN BY

NAME: MKPA, PRINCE IYANAM PRGM: M.SC PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REG NO: 10/PG/SS/PA/001 DEPT: POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION UNIVERSITY OF UYO.

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE COURSE REQUIREMENT: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA (POL 612)

JULY, 2011
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction- - - - - - - - - -
Definition of term- - - - - - - - -
Statement of problem- - - - - - - -
Theoretical framework- - - - - - - -
Impact of ethnicity on civil service-delivery in Nigeria- - -
Measures to eradicate ethnicity in the service - - - -
How to overcome ethnicity in the service- - -
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But, over the years, the reverse has more often than not be the case in Nigeria. Before and after independence, the state of Nigeria has always been riddled with the problem of ethnicity, and the civil service as an institution that is suppose to be transparent and impartial has been affected by this trend, so much so that the citizenry are beginning to lose faith in the civil service institution due to poor and ineffective service delivery. Given the above view, this paper intends to ascertain the claim that, ethnicity has impacted negatively on civil service delivery in Nigeria. In the circumstance effort will be made to answer the following questions:
(i) What gave rise to ethnicity in the civil service?
(ii) How has it affected the service?
(iii) What concrete measures have been take to solve the problem?
(iv) How could such problems be overcome?
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK In other to help us analyze and understand the concept of ethnicity and how it is being sustained in the Nigerian civil service structure, the theory of prebendalism will serve as a guide. The theory of prebendalism is said to be associated with the works of the German Scholar and Sociologist Marx Weber. Though the theory over the years have been developed and worked on by other scholars like Richard Joseph etc. According to Joseph (1987) the theory of prebendalism states that, offices are

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