IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(5): 410-412 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.388

Ethical Issues in Public Service

Adebayo Adeyinka O.
Abstract—The issue of ethics is beginning to gain ground in public Organization. Ethics are Standards and rules that are meant to be guiding principles for any institution such as public, private and Governmental. This research work examines the ethical issues in public services sectors in Nigeria. This paper is concerned with unethical behaviours in the public service among the public servants in Nigeria. Adopting the historical and literature review methods, this paper examines the historical antecedents of Civil Service in Nigeria; and reveals some specific unethical behaviour among the career Civil Service System proposed which include; Searching and Tracing of files and other documents, Gratification for service render, Deliberate Deception, Sale of Information or Espionage, Unlawful Conduct. All these come under the umbrella of corruption and indiscipline. The paper recommended some possible solutions that improve the Ethical standard in the public service.

Index Terms—Ethics issues, standards and rules, public services sectors, Nigeria.

Adebayo Adeyinka O. is with the Social Science and Entrepreneurial Studies, Department of Public Administration, Lead City University, Toll Gate Area. P. O. Box. 30678, Secretariat, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria (e-mail: adebayoadeyinka20@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Adebayo Adeyinka O., " Ethical Issues in Public Service," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 410-412, 2014.

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