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The contribution of local government service commission in the management of local government in Nigeria (case study of Kogi state)

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 By: usericon AdeleyeJoshua  

 Project ID: 7095
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This work examined the contribution of the Local Government Service Commission in the Management of Local Government in Nigeria, using Kogi State as the case study. Realizing the fact that many people do not really appreciate the role of the Local Government Service Commission, the objective of this project is to highlight the statutory functions of the Local Government Service Commission. The methodology adopted in gathering data was both the primary and secondary sources of data. The major instrument used to gather data from primary sources is the questionnaire. From a population of eighty (80), a sample size of sixty  (60)respondents was selected using simple random technique. It was revealed that training in the Local Government Service Commission is usually based on job specifications and descriptions. Furthermore, short listing of candidates for interview for appointment to the commission is based on merit. It was also revealed that political consideration and tribal sentiments play a lot of roles in the selection of candidates or appointment to the local government service commission.  It was therefore recommended that the staff of the commission should be well versed in general administration and local government in particular so as not to be swayed by any idea from the political staff. The commission should ensure proper training of newly recruited staff and organize regular workshops for the existing staff. Improved incentives and employee motivation, rewards and recognition system is not just a positive thing to do with people but communicating it effectively is an efficient tool in encouraging them to excel. ...
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