A Comparative Analysis Of Machiavellian Principle And Nigerian Society

A Comparative Analysis Of Machiavellian Principle And Nigerian Society

CHAPTER ONE

  • MACHIAVELLIANISM: AN EXPOSITION

Machiavelli’s views have been frequently interpreted as meaning that wickedness is more effective than goodness. This distortion of his views has been regarded as the essence of Machiavellian teaching, as identical with what later centuries called Machiavellianism[1]. Historically, Machiavelli’s philosophy came Continue reading A Comparative Analysis Of Machiavellian Principle And Nigerian Society

Application of federal character principles in civil service

Implications of the application of federal character principles for efficiency in the federal civil service

ABSTRACT

The broad objective of this study is to examine the problems of imbalance in our national life between states and ethnic groups in relation to the educational section appointment and output-efficiency; to investigate whether certain standard are maintained in the course of recruitment on quota basis in the country; and to ascertain how nepotism impact on federal character principle. Due to the nature of this research, descriptive research method was used in order to get the solution for the problem posed by the study. Sources of data were the primary and secondary sources. The primary source consists of questionnaire and interview, while Secondary source were gathered from pamphlets, journals and published books related to the field of study. Since the population size is small, the researcher used the entire population of the institution of study. Also, hypotheses were tested with simple statistical tools. The findings of the study revealed that the imbalance between states and ethnic group in Nigeria has no relationship with the establishment of the federal character principle in the federal civil service. Also, the research reviewed that Federal character principle and quota system encourages the recruitment of unqualified personnel, which in turn led to inefficiency in the federal civil service. Finally, the research findings maintained that nepotism impact negatively on the federal civil service. The research recommended that appointment of qualified candidate for a particular job irrespective of region or group the person(s) comes from should be upheld. According to this research, it will help to promote efficiency in the service delivery in the federal civil service. Continue reading Application of federal character principles in civil service