Author(s): Ehiyamen M. OSEZUA, Faniran O. JULIUS
Nigeria’s public service is strategically positioned to manage the nation’s resources for service delivery to the people. The service has however, been associated with poor or total absence of accountability, with the overall effects of default in service rendering. This paper examines this phenomenon within the context of governance and reveals a visible gap between performance and expectation arising from mismanagement of resources. The trend, paper recommends, can only be reversed through strict adherence to guide line for performance and compliance by the public servants, while the government must act appropriately to strengthen the existing institutional regulatory framework to mitigate the situation.