AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN THE KOGI STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, 2011 – 2015

Authors

  • Abraham Musa Peter, PhD Federal University Lokoja
  • Bosede Betty Julius Federal University Lokoja

Keywords:

Civil Service Commission, Manpower, Development, Productivity

Abstract

The manpower resources available to any nation constitute the most important assets of that nation. It determines whether or not the organisation is going to be successful and achieve its objective. It is in consideration of this that every organization places great emphasis on human training and manpower development. The main objective of this study is to appraise and analyse the conception, implementation and effectiveness of manpower development efforts of the Kogi State Civil Service Commission from 2011 to 2015. The study utilises both the qualitative and quantitative research techniques. The data were obtained from primary and secondary sources. This included structured questionnaire and documentary sources such as published and unpublished materials and internet sources. The data from the questionnaire were analysed using simple statistics technique. A sample of 100 staff comprising of senior, intermediate and junior staff of the Kogi State Civil Service Commission were used for this research. The paper adopted the structural functional theory, which presupposes that a system is a compendium of structures performing different functions for the purpose of optimal performance of the system by enhancing solidarity and stability. The dysfunction of one structure ultimately paralyses the other parts of the system. It was found out that workers in the Kogi State Civil Service were not given adequate incentives; also, little funds were made available for training of personnel. The research therefore recommends that manpower training and retraining be encouraged through adequate funding. It is also recommended that promotions and proper placements of staff be accorded priority.

Author Biographies

Abraham Musa Peter, PhD, Federal University Lokoja

Department of Political Science,
Federal University Lokoja

Bosede Betty Julius, Federal University Lokoja

Department of Political Science,
Federal University Lokoja

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Published

2022-08-13