MANAGING EXCESSES IN NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVICE DELIVERY: AN APPRAISAL OF EFFECTIVENESS AND PUBLIC POLICY REGULATORY MECHANISMS
Abdullahi & Chikaji
Published in 2020; Volume:XXI No: 1 Article Number: 3

Abstract

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New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">In an effort to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery, public policy regulatory mechanisms are utilised in ensuring control of civil servants and promote accountability in service delivery. 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Keywords

Keywords: Civil Service, Public Policy, Effectiveness, Accountability and Control
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University of Nigeria,
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