The Myth and Reality of the Restructuring of Public Service in Nigeria
Aminu Mohammed Lawan1, Razlini Mohd Ramli2, Siti Zuliha Razali3

1Aminu Mohammed Lawan, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Penang, Malaysia.
2Razlini Mohd Ramli, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Penang, Malaysia.
3Siti Zuliha Razali, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Penang, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 16 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 390-393 | Volume-8 Issue-2S9 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10890982S919/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1089.0982S919
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Abstract: The Nigerian public service is revising the course of governance and presenting more robust and more viable systems of providing amenities to the public and working actively on its foreign affairs to reinstate investors’ confidence. It is a machinery of executing policies and programs. Apart from this crucial function, it also provides services through the Ministries, Department, and Agencies. Many decades ago, the said services were inadequate in terms of how they are delivering. However, to further toughen its determination in implementing the federal government national development plan in the country. Office of the head of service of the federation has taken a critical look at its performance towards building and developing the capacity for civil servants and effort to create employment through various entrepreneurial and skill acquisition programmes. The primary objective of this paper is to scrutinise the myth and reality of the restructuring of public service in Nigeria. The study used a systematic literature review (SLR) as a methodology, the author searched document from the journal database, i.e. google scholar and library catalogue using different terms and synonyms, relevant articles found and critically review. The screening has conducted which exclude predatory papers because of the low quality of the journal. The related studies were selected and included in this study base on these criteria: Journal articles must be peer review, indexed by SCOPUS or web of science. It must not be too older in years of publication, qualitative and quantitative study design can be accepted; the geographical location is mostly developing countries. It comes out with the methodological result on the restructuring of public service in Nigeria. Finally, this study recommends the need to improve and provide the conducive working environment for workers in the public sector in Nigeria.
Keywords: Myth and Reality, Restructuring, Public Service, Nigeria.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences