The efficiency and
effectiveness in every Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) depends on
the right quality of people packaged and utilized to increase output. The
bureaucratic and administrative theory as propounded by “Weber” states that
recruitment and selection into public organization is embedded on
qualification, experience and competency as avenue for sustainable development.
Undoubtedly, meritocracy has been buried on the altar of mediocrity; square peg
has been paired in a round hole of plural entity. The ideology of federal
character principle, quota system, and political god fatherism on the aegis of
tribe, sex and religious affiliation is a bearing to secure job in Nigeria.
Theoretically, it is no longer right quality human capacity recruitment; it is
cognitive melodrama of man-no-man syndrome is an edge to get job in Nigerian
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