An Assessment of Employees Performance Management in Selected Local Governments of Ogun State

Olukemi Aluko, Mbada Kike


This paper examines the implementation of performance management of employees in two Local Governments Areas of Ogun State, Nigeria with a view to assessing its successes, challenges and implication on public service delivery. The paper adopted content analysis as a way of gathering data, in total, 30 respondents comprising of heads of departments and middle level employees were purposively sampled. The data gathered from the interviews were analysed using Miles and Huberman’s (1994) approach to qualitative data analysis. The findings revealed that the managers had good understanding of the purpose and implementation of performance management, but the implementation has not been effective. The reasons for this ineffective implementation range from lack of uniform process in the system, varying performance management indicators, poor monitoring and evaluation, to godfatherism, dearth of funds and lackadaisical attitude of workers to work. This paper concludes that, unless and until, employee performance management is effectively implemented in Local Governments in Nigeria, effective public service delivery would remain a travesty of grassroot development.

Keywords: Performance management, local government administration, globalization and development

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/10-9-08

Publication date:September 30th 2020

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