ABU Journal, Department Of Public Administration
Volume No: 3|
STAFF TRAINING AND MOTIVATION AS A DETERMINANT OF STAFF PERFORMANCE IN BAUCHI STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE
DR. USMAN ABUBAKAR
DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES., AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA, ZARIA
This study examined the effect of staff training and motivation as a determinant of personnel (staff) performance in Bauchi State Local Government Service. The objective of this study is to determine whether a relationship exist between training and motivation and employee performance .A total sample size of 183 employees from the Bauchi State Unified Local Government Service were surveyed. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. The data was analyzed using multiple regression analysis statistics. The result from the analysis significantly predicted that the two determinant variables (training and motivation) impacted positively on staff performance :( staff training=0.19%; staff motivation=0.11%). Arising from this finding, the study recommended a continuous training and development of staff to enable them cope with the ever-changing conditions of their jobs. This is in addition to the local government service and the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs providing motivational support (prompt release of allocations to the commission and timely promotion etc.) of its employees as at when they are due. The Local Government Service Commission on its part should be guided by a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) before conducting training programmes or it fritter away scarce public funds on jamboree training programmes with little bearing on staff training needs.
Human resource, capacity building and staff welfare are the basic functions carried out by the personnel department of an organization. The importance of personnel or human resource in an organization, therefore, cannot be overemphasized. In organizations such as the Local Government Service (bureaucracy) the role of personnel to the attainment of goals become very paramount, to the extent that staff are well trained and motivated, to the same extent of enabling them discharge their political and socio-economic roles.