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Work Ethics and Productivity in Local Government System in Nigeria, Problems and Prospects

MO Ananti, U Umeifekwem

Abstract


The main thrust of this paper is motivated by the desire to examine the implications of the negative work attitudes that is prevalent among the employees of the local government system in Nigeria. The paper argued that the Nigeria local government system is engulfed in Negative work tendencies characterized by such factors as corruption, lateness to duty, lack of dedication to duty, high level of insubordination, indiscipline, high level of absenteeism and dereliction of duty which hinders efficient service delivery and in turn brings about low productivity. This manifestation has produced a sense of exclusion that has sought expression in what has been considered to be widespread dissatisfaction and disaffection in the entire system. A framework for enhancing a positive work ethics among the employees of the Nigeria local government system were suggested in a bid to ensure enhanced productivity of the workforce.

Keywords: Local government, work ethics, productivity, Attitudes.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v6i1.30
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