Local Government, E-governance And New Public Management
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Topic: TELECOMMUTING IN THE COVID-19 PERIOD IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS ON PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY IN OGUN STATE JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for telecommuting has led to an increased opportunity for government workers to carry on their activities from home. Hence, telecommuting has brought significant changes in the way workplace operates with potentially substantial implications for ICT skill development, labour standards and employee welfare yet only an infinitesimal government Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) has access to the internet and in the country where there is epileptic power supply and weak internet service, exacerbate work from home as telecommuting is practically impossible without the specific support of the government, in terms of providing technological infrastructures to drive the MDA’s for optimal performance. The study aim to know whether telecommuting have enhanced public service delivery in Nigeria during the period of Covid-19 with specific reference to Judicial Service Commission in Ogun State. The article were anchored on both Technological, Organizational and Environmental (TOE) and Digital Era Governance Theory likewise the methodology adopted for the study is mixed method approach which comprises both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Data were source from Ogun State Judicial Service Commission through a structural questionnaire and interview while non-parametric test of Chi-Square statistic was used to test the relevant hypotheses in analyzing the data collected from primary source. Also, it utilised descriptive-survey research method to analyse secondary sources of data such as journals, articles, internet materials and among others. The finding of the study reveals that the first hypothesis reveal that telecommuting has enhanced public service delivery at the Judicial Service Commission during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Telecommuting plays a pivotal role likewise serve as a tool that was used in reducing the spread of Covid-19 virus at the workplace (Judicial Service Commission) as physical contact are avoided likewise social distancing technique was observed. Hence, the second hypothesis reveal that telecommuting system does not enhance the efficiency and performance of workers in the public service with reference to Ogun State Judicial Service Commission based on lack of continuity of the system. The study concludes that telecommuting is an effective strategy that the Nigerian Government in all strata can adopt in all facet of public sector so as to avoid the spread that would disrupt the socioeconomic activities of the nation. The study recommends that there should be deliberate policy by the government at all levels to encourage all MDA’s to be technological compliance to enable telecommuting to be active and efficient in promoting public service delivery. Moreover, the MDA’s should define a policy that can articulate what specific tasks are expected of their workers and by when the task must be completed.
|1.||M.Sc (Public Administration)||Department of Public Administration, Lagos State University||2018|
TRADITIONAL INSTITUTION AND SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN LAGOS STATE NIGERIA: ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD
Since the commencement of the fourth republic, Nigeria has witnessed various socioeconomic and political crises that have escalated to insecurity, kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery, vandalism, banditry, and terrorism which has led to destruction of lives and properties, as well as facilitated the disruption of the socio-economic activities of the nation. This study examines the roles of traditional institution on security architecture in Lagos State, Nigeria: issues, challenges and way forward. The study is exploratory in nature as semi interview will be conducted with security stakeholders which ranges from traditional rulers to divisional police officer likewise the study adopts qualitative research method while secondary data were sourced from journals, textbooks, newspapers and internet. Findings reveals that the traditional institution have a prominent roles to play at the grassroots as they are not only serves as an agent of conflict resolution but also as security managers which they were before during colonial era. More so, the institution must be able to assist security agents in neutralizing security threats emanating within and around their domains. The study conclude that the integration of traditional institution into the State security architecture will provide necessary stability the State craving for. The study recommends that the traditional institution should be re-positioned to their previously assigned constitutional roles through appropriate legal framework by the government, which will believe it will strengthen their activities.
HASSAN IBRAHIM is a Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration
HASSAN has a M.Sc in Public Administration from Department of Public Administration, Lagos State University