THE IMPACT OF INCENTIVES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES IN NIGERIA

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THE IMPACT OF INCENTIVES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES IN NIGERIA.  (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA POSTAL SERVICE AND NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE)

ABSTRACT

This research work investigated the impact of incentives on the performance of Federal agencies in Nigeria.  It will help to appraise how far the level of incentives given by these Federal agencies to their staff has helped in the attainment of organization’s goals and objectives.  It will also help to ascertain the basis used by the establishments for the distribution of the incentives to their staff.  Also, this research work will help to ascertain government commitment towards implementing the incentive programmes, and whether the decrease in businesses of their enterprise affects the implementation of the incentive scheme.

Using a descriptive survey method, a total of 348 respondents were sampled by stratified and simple random sampling methods.  Meanwhile, the main instruments used for data collection were questionnaires and personal interviews.  While materials from libraries and other research units provided the researcher with the secondary data.

The study reveals that Government have failed to provide adequate incentives for the employees of these agencies such as: housing, social amenities and free medical services etc.  Based on these findings, conclusion was drawn and some recommendations made.