The political class, the higher civil service and the challenge of National building
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Adedeji, Adebayo;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The paper was delivered at the Workshop on the relationship between policy-makers and the higher civil service under the Nigerian Executive Presidential system of government held at the Administrative Staff College, Badagry from 4-7 March 1981. In this paper, Professor Adedeji used his extensive experience in public administration to provide a detailed analysis on the evolution of the working relationship between politicians and civil servants before and after independence and why it was less than cordial. It provided a background to the lack of understanding of the interdependence and interrelationship of their respective roles, which led to a negative impact on nation building. His detailed and systematic examination of the topic revealed the flaws, the challenges and the evolution of the relationship over a period of thirty years. It further stated that the higher civil service would have to contribute immensely to the task of nation building and that no government can succeed in Nigeria without the fullest cooperation with its civil service.
Citation“Adedeji, Adebayo; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (1981-03). The political class, the higher civil service and the challenge of National building. Addis Ababa :. © UN. ECA,. http://hdl.handle.net/10855/3958”
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