Title: CAUSES OF LOW PRODUCTIVITY IN PUBLIC SECTOR IN NIGERIA:
A REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Authors: IMASUEN, Festus
IMASUEN, Festus Institute of Continuing Education, PMB 1051, Benin City, Nigeria
MLA 8 Festus, IMASUEN,. "CAUSES OF LOW PRODUCTIVITY IN PUBLIC SECTOR IN NIGERIA: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 1638-1645, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=120. Accessed Mar. 2019.
APA Festus, I. (2019, March). CAUSES OF LOW PRODUCTIVITY IN PUBLIC SECTOR IN NIGERIA: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 1638-1645. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=120
Chicago Festus, IMASUEN,. "CAUSES OF LOW PRODUCTIVITY IN PUBLIC SECTOR IN NIGERIA: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 1638-1645. Accessed March, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=120.
References . Adeyemo DO, Salami A (2008) A Review of privatization and public enterprises reform in
Nigeria. Contemporary Management Research 4(7): 401-418.
. Anyebe, A. A (2015) A reflection on public enterprise sector in Nigeria. International Journal
of Development and Sustainability4(4): 348-358
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999).
. Etekpe, A. (2012) Challenges and prospects of enhancing productivity for sustainable
development in the public sector: The case of Bayelsa state, Nigeria. Journal of
Economics, 3(2): 109-122
. Imhonopi, D., & Urim UM (2013) Leadership crisis and corruption in the Nigerian public sector:
An albatross of national development. The African Symposium 13: 78- 87.
. Kenobi. K, (2015), Public enterprises in Nigeria. A critical evaluation of their performance,
Munich, GRIN Verlag, Online: https://www.grin.com/document/338943
. Nwizu G (2008) Management of public entrerprises and corporatives: A multidisciplinary
approach. Enugu, Agamasun Printers and Publishers, Enugu.
. Obasaolufemi (2015) Low income and diminishing productivity in Nigerian public sector. Arts
and Social Sciences Journal 6(3):1-8
. Okeke, P. A., Nwele, J. O., & Achilike, N. (2017) Impact of effective wages and salary
administration on civil service productivity in Nigeria: A study of Anambra state. Asian
Journal of Applied Science and Technology 1 (9): 421-438
. Prokopenko J (1987) Productivity management: A practical handbook. International Labour
Office (ILO), Geneva.
. Thornhill D (2006) Productivity attainment in a diverse public sector. Paper presented at the
institute of Public Administration Seminar on Promoting Productivity Sector, Dublin.
. Vilasini, P. P. G. N., Gamage, J .R. , Kahangamage, U. P ., & Thibbotuwawa, N. (2012) Low
productivity and related causative factors: a study based on Sri Lankan manufacturing
organisations. Online: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273383889
. Wasilu, S. (2013) A study of causes of poor attitude to work among workers of both public and
private sectors organizations in Bauchi State-Nigeria. International Journal of Academic
Research in Business and Social Sciences 3,(7):143-152
. Zandin, K.B., (2001). Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook (5th Edition) 5th ed.,
Abstract: In Nigeria, the issue of low productivity has been an issue for concern- especially more in the
public sector than in the private sector. Productivity is the efficient use of resources labour,
capital, land, material, materials, energy, and information-in the production of various goods and
service This study has tried to review literature on the causes of low productivity in public
sector in Nigeria. The study used content analysis. From the study, it is clear that low
productivity in public service is attributed to factors like weak effective salary and wages
administration, political interference and corruption, inadequate motivation, lack of training and
development, insecurity of job as result of casualization of staff, poor funding etc. Some of the
recommendations are that low productivity being experienced in the Nigeria public service, will
be a history if public servants are well trained, paid , motivated, and certain about the security
of their job.
The International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research Inviting Papers/Articles for Current Issue Volume 4 No. 04 April 2019.
Submit your Paper through Online Submission System. Authors also can Send Paper to firstname.lastname@example.org ....... IF of IJSSER is 2.173 UGC Approved (Journal No. 63200) Editor in Chief IJSSER