The E-Governance Application; Improving the Administrative Efficiency Of Public Sector In Rivers State, Nigeria
The aim of the study is to examine the effect of e-governance on administrative efficiency of the public sector in Rivers State. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 210 employees and convenient sampling technique was used to select 10 Rivers State Public Ministries. 5 research questions and 9 hypotheses guided the study. Null hypotheses were used to test the relationship between e-governance and Administrative Efficiency of the Public Sector in Rivers State. Structured questionnaire was used to collect the data while simple percentage, mode, mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the responses. 210 copies of answered questionnaires out of the 250 copies that were distributed were returned. Finding reveals that the application of e-governance ease document storage and retrieval, data security, and facilitates faster information dissemination thereby reducing delays. The descriptive statistics showed to a very high extent how E-Participation, E-Record, E-Communication and E-Procurement are effective tools in enhancing Administrative Efficiency of Public Sectors in Rivers State. The study therefore recommended that E-governance mechanism should be encouraged in the functioning of government agencies in Rivers State and Nigeria at large.
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