Ethnicity, Federal Character Principle and the Bloating of Federal Government Establishments (2015-2018)

Ethnicity, Federal Character Principle and the Bloating of Federal Government Establishments (2015-2018)

Author by Dr. Olive Egbuta

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Education And Human Development

Volume/Edition: 8

Language: English

Pages: 223 - 231

Abstract

This paper considered the age-long problem of ethnicity and the application of the Federal Character Principle in appointments into federal government offices as well as the bloated nature of offices in government’s establishments since 2015 till date. The principle of federal character which was adopted in 1979 to address the imbalance in Nigeria’s politics and wanton struggle for power among the different ethnic groups in the country has not been able to do so after many years. The paper adopted the survey research design through quantitative research approach. Primary data was elicited through the administration of questionnaires. 700 copies of questionnaires were administered to employees in seven federal government ministries and establishments. Findings reveal that ethnicity significantly affects bloating of federal government’s establishments (R = 0.613, R2 = 0.376, p < 0 xss=removed xss=removed xss=removed xss=removed> 1.0 Introduction
Nigeria is a good example of a society in which cultural divisions appear implacable. Since the


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