THE ROLES OF MANAGEMENT, THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF WORKERS IN PUBLIC SERVICES

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ABSTRACT

This tedious task was burn due to the need establish the facts regarding the problems and prospects of workers in public services with particular reference with National Electric Power Authority Enugu questionnaire which seeks the opinion of mostly senior staff of the corporation.

Hence, our specific assignment is on the management side. We also x-ray the merit and demerits of the structural adjustment programme.

Our random sampling was carried with the eastern area of the corporation while the major task was sort with management staff of the corporation at its zonal office in Enugu inorder to get a clear view of the organizations performance.

At the endwe will come out with causes of the highlighted problems ad we shall be able to analysis them by discussing their solutions and make our recommendations accordingly.

Our purpose is to achieve academic task, therefore, we performed our task without bias, but than our findings or solution are not binding on the management or neither have we acted before, now or after on their behalf.

CHAPTER ONE

1.0     INTRODUCTION

1.1     BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

         Electricity development in Nigeria started towards the end of the last (19th) century when the first generating plant was installed in the city of Lagos in 1898, by the then colonical government under the jurisdiction of the public works department. Later, other electricity undertakings were set up by the native and municipal authorities in different parts of the country. From this date onwards, and until 1950, the pattern of  electricity development was in the form of individual electricity  undertakings set up at various towns. In 1950, in order to integrate power development in the country and make it effective, the federal government passed the electricity corporation of Nigeria ordinance No. 15 of 1950. This  ordinance brought under one  umbrella all the electricity undertakings owned and controlled by the native and municipal authorities under the public works department.

The electricity corporation of Nigeria usually referred to as C.C.N this became the statutory body responsible for generation, transmission, distribution in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Dams Authority was established by an act of parliament in 1962. it was charged with the responsibility of construction and maintenance of dams and other works on the River Niger and elsewhere. Its function also included generating electricity by means of water power, improving navigation and promoting fisheries and irrigation construction of the Kainji Dam which began in March 1964, was completed on schedule in December, 1968. Based  on the prevalent buck passing then between electricity corporation of Nigeria (ECN) and Niger Dams Authority (NDA) on intermittent power failure in the country, the federal government decided to merge the organizations into one single body.

THE ROLES OF MANAGEMENT, THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF WORKERS IN PUBLIC SERVICES