Monday, 19 November 2012

NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVICE- HAVEN OF LAZINESS


The Nigerian Civil Service is a haven of laziness and i mean every word of it..I am a civil servant myself but sometimes, i am amazed by the kind of people that work within the system..Why are they lazy, you might want to ask..? Well, there are several factors...There are some people who are naturally lazy but i am not saying we cannot find hardworking individuals within the service but others have decided to be lazy because at the end of the month, the salary is certain...

The private sector is unique because productivity is paramount...there is no room for laziness because you could be paid based on your level of contribution to the goals of the organization...it is different ball game in the civil service. I am not trying to paint governance in Nigeria bad but in a situation where you are employed for 35 years, except for death and resignation...it is a long way to go and if promotion comes, your monthly salary and bonuses follow you as you climb the level ladder.

Most civil servants come to work at their convenience and that means you can only find few people at work within the resumption hour, there are those who run their personal business and many other excuses...the funny thing is that when they finally resume work, they come up with one excuse or the other...and before you open your eyes again..it is closing hour which is usually 4pm..and they are the first set of workers to speed out of the premises..

This is why the nation is moving like a stagnant water because it is filled up with people who just want to receive some cool cash at the end of the month without contributing a worthy part of them into the system...the government needs to review the working system of civil servant...glory must be given to worthy staffs who believe in where they are being employed...and more so, there are graduates and unemployed persons seeking for a place in the system...