Public Policy Analysis And Local Government Studies
At the Public Administration department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: Public Policy And Local Government
Description: My research interest is in the area of policy and strategic issues in relation to rural poverty reduction and my Ph.D. thesis was titled, Policy Implementation and Rural Poverty Reduction in Nigeria: An analysis of National Poverty Eradication Programme NAPEP in Ado-Odo Local Government, Ogun State, Nigeria. Survey method was employed with the use of questionnaire to elicit information from twenty-two rural communities; Ado Odo Local Government and NAPEPs officeat Federal Secretariat, Abeokuta. chi-square was used to test the hypotheses. All the data were processed through Statistical Packages for Social Sciences SPSS . The findings revealed that there were constraints of Policy Implementation in Nigeria; policy have been top-down resulting in implementation gaps between the policymakers and implementers on one hand and policies and target population on the other hand: the gap is further widened by inability of the bureaucrats to take into consideration the socio-political and economic environment when analysing policy. The study recommended that government should show more sincerity and commitment to rural poverty reduction through effective policy planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring. Part of the contributions to knowledge was that the study provided a policy model of participation and change management which serves as a guide for policymakers and implementers in developing country like Nigeria. Local Government is another area of interest where research work have been carried out extensively. My major contribution to knowlege in this area was that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should be reviewed to grant Local Government relative autonomy to reduce state and federal governments interferance especially in area of finances. This will allow the local government to perform its role by ensuring development at the grassroots.
|1.||Ph.D (Political Science/Public Administration)||Department of Political Science, University of Lagos||2014|
MINIMUM WAGE REVIEW AND EMPLOYEES PERFORMANCE IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR
Inconsistencies in the review of staff wages have posed a major disagreement between the government and National Labour Congress since several decades. The wage is low and is affected by high inflation rate in the country. This has also engendered poor performance by workers in the public sector. The objective of the study is to examine the new minimum wage review and performance of Nigeria Public Sector. The study adopts descriptive research method. Data collection was through a structured questionnaire and the hypotheses were tested using correlation coefficient and Chi-Square with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences SPSS . The finding revealed that the new minimum wage if effectively implemented will motivate the public servants to perform efficiently unlike the previous wage. The study recommended that the government should be consistent in the review of national minimum wage to match the rate of inlation in the country. The study contribute to knowledge in that the government should establish a strong institution that will protect the interest of labour irrespective of the change of government and develop a proper plan in reviewing the minimum wage as precribed by the constitution as at when due.
AJULOR OMONIYI is a Professor at the Department of Public Administration
AJULOR has a Ph.D in Political Science/Public Administration from Department of Political Science, University of Lagos