African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance
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African J. of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (1 paper in press)
THE EFFECT OF FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ON SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR by GBADEGESIN ADEYEYE, ADEYEMI ADEYEYE Abstract: ABSTRACT
This study examined the effect of fiscal accountability and transparency on service delivery in the Nigerian Public Sector. The study obtained usable data from 120 respondents through questionnaire from a sample size of 150 respondents selected randomly out of the population of 2,059 staff in five Ministries in Lagos State, Nigeria. Furthermore, using convenience sampling method, 105 usable data were obtained from the consumers of services provided by these five Ministries out of the 150 copies of questionnaire administered on them. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. Findings of the study indicate that each of the individual independent variables has significant positive relationship with the dependent variable. The study also suggests that the combined effect of accountability and transparency appears to have greater effect on service delivery than any of the individual components. The paper recommends amongst others, that re-direction of government efforts to the public sector by up-holding and being sincere with the practice of accountability and transparency will improve service delivery in the Nigerian public sector.
Keywords: Keywords: fiscal accountability; transparency; good service delivery; public sector; Nigeria.