Theory and practice of public administration and civil service reforms in Nigeria
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Published by Spectrum Books in Ibadan .
Written in English


  • Public administration -- Nigeria,
  • Civil service reform -- Nigeria

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-285) and index.

StatementTunji Olaopa.
LC ClassificationsJQ3090 .O454 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 293 p. ;
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23607833M
ISBN 109780298509
ISBN 109789780298500
LC Control Number2009382045

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