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This article examines all the diverse manifestations of the problems in Nigeria's Federal Civil Service, and explains why the problems appear incurable, and proposes what could be done to solve them.

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Why is it important?

This article gives currency to the issues it discussed. It provides empirically valid information on the subjects it broaches, drawing strength from the author's knowledge as a participant observer being a serving officer in the country's public service.


This article is an original piece which is both reportorial and analytical of the practical observations and experiences of the author as a serving officer in Nigeria's federal civil service. This article provides authentic, valid and verifiable information which researchers with interest in public administration of developing countries, especially Nigeria, would find useful.

Dr Olushola John Magbadelo
centre for African& Asian Studies, Abuja Nigeria

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This page is a summary of: Reforming Nigerias Federal Civil Service: Problems and Prospects, India Quarterly A Journal of International Affairs, February 2016, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0974928415618755.
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