Rightsizing as a Strategic Management Tool in Nigeria’s Public Sector

Rightsizing as a Strategic Management Tool in Nigeria’s Public Sector

Author by Dr. Chibuzor Ayodele Nwaodike

Journal/Publisher: Kiu Journal Of Humanities

Volume/Edition: 5

Language: English

Pages: 7 - 14


Public sector’s rightsizing entails the
unbundling of the institutional architecture of states
administrative apparatus which include restructuring
exercise for effectiveness and efficiency. The
Nigerian public sector’s performance have been
characterized with low productivity in its statutory
responsibilities despite the huge budget allocation. In
order to reposition the public sector in Nigeria,
Goodluck Jonathan administration initiated a reform
to restructure the public service to have value for
money, increase efficiency, identify and set targets as
well as monitor performance. The study adopted
survey research design. The population of the study
was 541, drawn from the human resources personnel
department of selected public parastatals. The
population figure was drawn from the following
public agencies: Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) 108, Independent Corrupt
Practices and other related offences Commission
(ICPC) 96, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
288 and Nigeria Metrological Agency (NIMET) 49.
Yamane formula was used to calculate the sample
size of 230. Instrument of data collection was
questionnaire. Data analysis was in descriptive
statistics with the use of mean, standard deviation,
and frequencies. Findings revealed that rightsizing
was not practiced in Nigeria public sector despite its
relevance to human capital planning. It therefore
recommended a strong practice of rightsizing in the
Public Sector to facilitate much more result in the
area effective human capital planning, efficiency,
regular personnel audit, the maintenance of accurate
personnel records, effective plan for immediate and
future human capital need. It will expose
irregularities such as ghost workers, redundant staff
and workers with fake certificates.

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