Comparative Analysis of Personnel Distributions in the Local Government Service in Ekiti-State, Nigeria, for Service Delivery

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Olaniyan Joseph Olawale 1,* Ademuyiwa A. Justus 2

1. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, 360231, Nigeria

2. Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji, Ile-Oluji, 3751110, Nigeria

* Corresponding author.


Received: 15 Mar. 2017 / Revised: 22 Nov. 2018 / Accepted: 13 Feb. 2019 / Published: 8 Apr. 2019

Index Terms

Personnel Distribution, Personnel, Service Delivery, Local Government Service, Cadre, Grade Level, Gender


It’s is no longer news that the Local Government (Third-tier of government in Nigeria) has not been able to optimally discharge its responsibilities according to its mandate. This had raised serious policy and research concerns that resulted to several reformative approaches in a bid to restructuring the system for efficient service delivery in the past decade. One major unpopular reason for inefficient service delivery was poor administration in the Local Government as a result of unbalanced distribution of personnel by cadre and gender in each local government in the state. This had not only hampered local government administration but also impeded adequate provision of expected services to local populace in line with its mandate as enshrined in the fourth schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Application of Statistical analysis using Chi-square Test of Independence showed that distribution of employees by cadre depends on local government in post in the year under study. Percentage distributions employed revealed that some local governments that are located around the capital city had more workers than those located outside the state capital city except some local governments with more viable socio-economic benefits. Sex ratio showed that there was gender imbalance as female personnel are more than their male counterpart in the local government service is.

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Olaniyan Joseph Olawale, Ademuyiwa A. Justus,"Comparative Analysis of Personnel Distributions in the Local Government Service in Ekiti-State, Nigeria, for Service Delivery", International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Computing(IJMSC), Vol.5, No.2, pp.44-53, 2019. DOI: 10.5815/ijmsc.2019.02.04


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