EFFECT OF SUBSIDY REDUCTION ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS ON CIVIL SERVANTS PSYCHE / EMOTION AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN NIGERIA
A STUDY OF ANAMBRA STATE
This study examined the effect of Subsidy Reduction on Petroleum Products on Civil Servants Psyche/Emotion and Service Delivery in Nigeria using Anambra State as the focus of the study. The petroleum products’ subsidy scheme was a policy measure designed for the benefit of low income Nigerians who might otherwise be unable to consume necessary goods and services. The study is a survey research. Data were collected through both primary and secondary sources. The sample size for this research was 747 drawn from the civil servants in Anambra State. The Graphical Analysis using the Mode and Cochran Q Test was used for the analysis. The results of the analysis showed that subsidy reduction on petroleum products negatively affected the psyche/emotion of civil servants and it impedes civil servants service delivery. The implication of this is that civil servants will pay less attention to their duty. The extent and level of their absenteeism and lateness to work is very high. The paper therefore, recommended that government should have a proper feasibility study of policy on subsidy removal on petroleum products and pay special attention to the negative aspects of the policy on civil servants Psyche/Emotion.