Civil Service in Nigeria
Publisher: Anthony Anamgba
Civil service is a part of the executive that actually implements the laws and public policies of the State.
Civil service is concerned with the practical administration of laws and public policies.
It is in this lucid manner that this book will teach you civil service in Nigeria.
It clearly explains the salient features of civil service like permanence, impartiality, political neutrality, anonymity and expertise.
It analyzes the structure of civil service like the administrative class, executive class, professional or technical class, clerical class and manipulative class.
It appraises the functions of civil service in Nigeria:
‘Civil servants must therefore be constantly engaged in gathering facts and preparing findings that may lead to changes in policy or lead to policy decisions.
It is their task to define and execute post-legislative policy, particularly where such policy involves the substance of the programme or possible legislative revisions.’
It evaluates the control of civil service through the ministers, civil service commission, public complaints commission, law courts, and the press.
And it explores the problems and criticisms of civil service. They include red tape, poor attitude to work, corruption, mismanagement, and over-dependence on procedure.