Low Income and Diminishing Productivity in Nigerian Public Sector
Political Science and Public Adminstration, Redeemer‘s University, Ede, Nigeria
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Lecturer, Political Science and Public Adminstration
Redeemer‘s University, Ede, Nigeria
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Received: September 22, 2014; Accepted: August 17, 2015; Published: August 21, 2015
Citation: Obasaolufemi (2015) Low Income and Diminishing Productivity in Nigerian Public Sector. Arts Social Sci J 6:113.doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000113
Copyright: © 2015 Obasaolufemi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A critical function that an organization should perform is that of getting its employees motivated. Every country, be it a capitalist or socialist, developed or developing aims at securing maximum productivity in every sector of its economy in order to sustain its economic viability. This article discovered that most countries with low productivity growth experienced this due to inadequate motivation of employees. While wages and salaries play an important role in determining productivity growth in less developed countries, low income ceases to have a significant effect on productivity growth in highly developed countries due to other motivational incentives and modern technological facilities made available to their employees. Nigerian public sector has low productivity as measured by its output in relation to its capital and labor inputs. This problem is majorly predicated on government non sustainability action towards labor and its insensitivity towards the unprecedented poor wages and incentives given to public workers. This article is to gear up the government to take a pro-active step that will enhance sustainable development which includes: formulation and implementation of good policies on wages and salary review, corruption and mismanagement of funds, good governance, and national development plans.