This study reviews the Nigerian legal tradition before and after the advent of the British colonial administration. After gaining independence from British colonial rule, the government did not deviate from the established practice of the colonial administration in relation to the protection of the rights of the citizens. The only available channel for citizens to challenge arbitrary and capricious action of administrative officials is the ordinary courts of law. Justice in administrative areas under this arrangement often seems slow and wanting. Therefore, the military government instituted a commission of enquiry to analyze and find ways to improve the situation which recommended the establishment of the institution of the Ombudsman. The study shows the necessity of changes which must occur in order to further enhance the impact of the FCC on grievance resolution. The FCC must become autonomous from the civil service structure, and provisions must be made to increase the legal powers and jurisdictional competence of the FCC, A vigorous publicity campaign must be mounted to keep the public abreast of the functions of the FCC. A team of competent, aggressive, and enterprising personnel must be attracted to the FCC to enhance efficiency and professionalism.
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Dr. Bennett A. Odunsi is currently an Associate Professor of Public Administration at Jackson State
University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Odunsi s research interests are in human resource management, administrative law/theory and
law-enforcement. He has published in the Journal of Third World Studies, Journal of African and Asian
Studies and several works in conference compendiums and has contributed numerous books chapters on a wide range of issues.
"Political scientist Bennett Odunsi points out in this survey of the origins and structures of the Ombudsman, and its particular travail in Nigeria... Dr. Odunsi is critical of the functioning of the Ombudsman in Nigeria and offers recommendations for change... The government must act on the recommendations of the National Ombudsman and its actions must be timely, transparent and responsive." - Dr. Mary Coleman Associate Dean and Director University Scholars Program Jackson State University College of Liberal Arts "In this book, Dr. Bennett Odunsi explores the role of Ombudsman through a comparative analysis of the functions and public administrative structures of these accountability institutions within a select group of developing and developed countries... Practitioners as well as students of public administration and administrative law, public policy decision makers and all other stakeholders engaged in the design and execution of public policy will find this book most valuable." - Dr. Maurive Y. Mongkuo Associate Professor of Public Administration Director of MPA Program & Intelligence Studies Program Fayettevile State University"
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Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: NEW. Unread, very minor shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería HBS-00019859-B
Descripción Edwin Mellen Pr, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. illustrated edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0773453369
Descripción Edwin Mellen Pr, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0773453369