AN APPRAISAL OF THE CURRENT IMPLICATION OF PRIVATISATION OF NIGERIA TELECOMMUNICATION LIMITED (NITEL) (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU ZONAL DISTRICT)
This research project is a very crucial and
well timed study for the Nigeria telecommunication limited. More especially now
people are still thinking whether to
accept or reject privatization of any sector.
To solve the research problem the data which
was presented, analyzed and it shows that privatization of Nigeria
telecommunication limited will work out if Nigeria government will find a
better and qualified management team that will be better than the PENCE
The data shows that most of the respondent
agreed that privatization of Nigeria telecommunication limited would improve
the financial state of the organization and it will also improve productivity
and overall efficiency with the help of expatriates that will be managing it if
it is well privatized.
The conclusion of the study revealed that
privatization of Nigeria telecommunication limited is still best solution to
solve the organization problem
A research of this type could not be
completed successfully without the help of some people. In respect of that and with immense gratitude
the researcher indebted to all Sunday who through one way or the other
contributed to the successful throughout my OND programme.
I thank the Almighty God the inspire of wisdom I would like to give thanks to my
understanding supervisor Mr. Nebuife who despite the “institute multi
thinking (IMT) found time to go through
with the research work and also thanks to Mr. Agbo Ojemba my Head of department
and other lecturers in the department.
I also express my invaluable gratitude to my
parent Mr. And Mrs. J Ogbodo my eldest
brother Mr. Okey Ogbodo Mr. Onyebuch Ogbodo and all my sister for backing me
through my OND programme.
Finally my thanks also goes to Mr. Brian
Omene who is working with NETEL and all the respondents who filled and
submitted the questionnaire I used on this project and to my friend Mr. Owusi
May God bless them all.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of content
General background to the subject matter
Problem associated with the subject matter
Problem that the study will be concerned with
The important of studying the area
Definition of important terms
The origin of the subject area
Schools of though within the
The school of though relevant to the problems of study
Different method of studying the problem
Analysis of the data
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The problem associated with state- owned enterprises and monopolies are not peculiar
to Nigeria it is true that many developing countries have overcome the problems
through a well designed and simple minded pursuit of privatization.
It is important to observe that the was a
times when it was considered sound economic policy for government to establish
and invest in statutory corporations and state owned companies socialism existed side be side with capitalism. It is
also good to note that it took many years to accomplish the privatization of
British telecoms which is regarded as a
world leader by all standards (business times Dec 3-9,2001.
PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER
According to Enugu (1991:191) the fact that
state owned business enterprise have failed woefully in Nigeria cannot be
Most of the problem that associate with
Nigeria telecommunication limited are:
1. Most of the manager is NITEL
Enugu zonal district take advantage of their position to gain at the expense of
the organization through misappropriation of funds embezzlement favouritism and
2. The constant and persistent
changes in the management team of NITEL has had far reaching effects on the
performance of the organizaiton
3. The problem of power tussle
and internal problems exist between the management team and even among other
employees of NITEL.
4. The Nigeria telecommunication
limited are equipped with wrong and
obsolete technological equipments hardly serviceable exchange switches.
5. Lack of maintenance and
mismanagement of facilities and human resources.
PROBLEMS THAT THE STUDY WILL BE CONCERNED WITH
The study will be concerned on many change
concerning the privatization of Nigeria telecommunication limited.
1. The first problem the study
will be concerned on is privatization of Nigeria telecommunication limited will
change the quality of
2. The second problem is the
problem of increase in tariffs imposed on customers
3. The third problem the study
will be concerned with is the problem of financial management of the
4. The fourth problem is the
problem of loss of job by the staff.
THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING THE AREA
The study is very timely especially today
that all hand are on deck to enhance the development and growth of Nigeria’s
economy through privatization of some
It was expected that the new management of
NITEL the PENTESCOPE Telecommunication will revive the organization by changing
and study some of the problems of the organizaiton.
Federal government of Nigeria after
accessing their performance found out
that the new to the sector.
Finally the federal government retrieved the
contract agreement and fined them the study will help out to seek for another
company that can bid for the contract and also help create job for
indigenes of this country
DEFINITION OF IMPORTANT TERMS
Business activity developed and managed by individual rather than the
state the ability imagination and desire to create out new project or
MANAGEMENT: The control and making of decision in a
business or similar organizaiton. The process of dealing with or controlling
people or thing.
PRIVATISATION: It is the transfer of some shares from
state control or ownership private ownership.
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Occasion of the Inauguration of Nation
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SCOPE Page 4
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