Journal of Business and Management

Journal of Business and Management

ISSN: 2291-1995 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-2002 (Online)

Volume 2 (2013), No. 3, Pages 32-44

DOI: 10.12735/jbm.v2i3p32

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Public Sector Restructuring and Governance in Nigeria: Perspectives, Processes and Challenges

Joseph Okwesili Nkwede1 

1Department Of Political Science,Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

URL: https://doi.org/10.12735/jbm.v2i3p32

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Abstract

The paper “public sector restructuring and governance in Nigeria: perspectives, processes and challenges” draws our attention to the issues affecting the smooth implementation of restructuring efforts in Nigeria. The objectives of this paper are to examine the public sector restructures in recent times, identify the factors affecting the implementation of public sector restructures and to determine the processes of public sector restructuring in Nigeria. Survey method was adopted to elicit data for this study. Meanwhile, the paper revealed, among other things that bad leadership significantly affected the implementation of the structure programmes in Nigeria’s public sector. The paper recommends inter alia; that initiators of restructuring should understand the relationship between public sector restructuring and organizational culture, build consensus on restructure agenda between the political actors, drivers of restructure and the bureaucracy regarding the scope, strategy and implementation modalities of the restructure process, strengthen the implementing and coordinating mechanisms for restructure and strengthen central agencies crucial to change. Implication of this finding for government officials is that it is only full implementation of public sector restructures that can bring about the attainment of greater efficiency, productivity and consequently lead to socio-economic transformation.

JEL Classifications: D73

Keywords: public sector, restructuring, sustainable development, governance, Nigeria

To Cite this Article: Nkwede, J. O. (2013). Public sector restructuring and governance in Nigeria: perspectives, processes and challenges. Journal of Business and Management, 2(3), 32-44. https://doi.org/10.12735/jbm.v2i3p32

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