|Title:||CIVIL SERVICE REFORMS IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD: THE NIGERIAN EXAMPLE|
|Author(s):||DR OTINCHE, SUNDAY INYOKWE|
|Publisher:||AFRICA N JOURNAL OF MODERN SOCIETY|
It is an acceptable fact that the traditional method of administration and its reform adjunct has failed to stimulate efficient social service delivery in third world countries. This is largely due to the fact that the public service structure inherited from the colonial overlord was structurally and fundamentals defective. Gross Inefficiency resulting from poor remuneration, work negative attitude to work and poor training as well as poor organizational structure predominates. The colonial and post-colonial government embarked on the reform of the civil service to improve the productivity level of civil servants that are assumed to have a lackadaisical attitude to work. These reforms could not produce sustainable results. Therefore, the need to embark on neo-liberal reform of the civil service to make it systematically relevant in line with global best practices became obvious. Using the system theory of political analysis and organizational theory to operationalize the administrative phenomenon, the paper relies on secondary materials to enrich the value of this article and recommends that attitudinal change by civil officers, improved funding of the reform process, and the development ofpositive political disposition towards the reform process among othersasfacilit alive of the neo-liberal reform policy.