THE ROLE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN ENHANCING DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES IN NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT

       The essence of Public Administration is for the smooth running of the country in terms of helping in the translation, execution, implementation of government’s proposal, policies, programmes, etc. It remains very critical and crucial to national development and democratic stability in developing country. An efficient public administration acts as catalyst in the development of nations; while on the other hand, its inefficiency can constitute as one the heaviest milestones round the neck of developing nations. Therefore, it is important to note that the public administration must be efficient to service the democratic nation (Nigeria) for stability and survival of the policy. As regards to our country Nigeria, it functions very well and smooth if the country is democratically organized and democratic principles also applied. The concept of public administration and its background are contained in this research work. It is recommended that corruption which has been one of the problems of the country should be avoided and a lot of them are also recommended.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page

Approval page

Dedication

Acknowledgement   

Abstract

Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE

1.0  Introduction

1.1  Background of the Study

1.2  Statement of the Problem

1.3  Objectives of the Study

1.4  Research Questions

1.5  Significance of the Study 

1.6  Scope of the Study

1.7  Limitation of the Study

1.8  Definition of Terms

       References

CHAPTER TWO

2.0  Literature Review

2.1  Introduction

2.2  Conceptualizing Public Administration and Democracy

2.3  Principles of Public Administration

2.4  The Impact of Public Administration on the Enhancement of Democratic Principles

2.5  Functions of Public Administration

2.6  Enhancing Democratic Principles in Nigeria, the Role of the Public Administration

2.7  Factors Associated with Public Administration Problem in Relating to Enhancing Democratic Principle

       References

CHAPTER THREE

3.0  Research Design and Methodology

3.1  Introduction

3.2  Research Design

3.3  Sources/Methods of Data Collection

3.4  Population and Sample Size

3.5  Sample Techniques

3.6  Validity and Reliability of Measuring Instrument

3.7  Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0  Presentation and Analysis of Data

4.1  Introduction

4.2  Presentation of Data

4.3  Analysis of Data

4.4  Interpretation of Result

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0  Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

5.1  Introduction

5.2  Summary of Findings

5.3  Conclusion

5.4  Recommendations

       References

       Appendix

CHAPTER ONE

1.0  INTRODUCTION

1.1  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The Nigeria public administration of 1960 was an offshoot of British prototype for British bequeathed Nigeria with her model of public administration where she granted her independence in that year when Nigeria demanded for political emancipation.

During the period Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe was the governor general representing the queen, while Abubakar Tafawa Balewa served as the prime minister.

Due to some defectives in the 1960, many Nigerians wanted immediate changes to be made in the constitution in order to remove the awkward aspect of the constitution. This prompted the revision of 1960 independent constitution, and ushered in the 1963 republic constitution which made Nigeria a Republic. Some of the features of the immediate independent year could be identified as follows:

THE ROLE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN ENHANCING DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES IN NIGERIA