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Civil Service Reform in Post-Independence Nigeria Issues and Challenges

Author: ALEX SEKWAT
Published in PAQ, Vol. 25 No. 4

This article examines Nigeria’s experience with civil service reforms
after it attained independence from Britain in 1960. It first highlights
civil service reform programs attempted by various post-independence
Nigerian governments. Within this context the study addresses key
issues, challenges, and factors that impeded implementation of previous
civil service reform programs. Next. The study explores future policy
directions for enhancing the design and implementation of a sustainable
civil service reform program. The study concludes by recapitulating the
key policy reform measures essential for bringing about a sustainable
civil service process and improving the future effectiveness and
performance of the civil service.

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