African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4171

Full Length Research Paper

Transparency and public procurement practices in the Nigerian Civil Service

Okotie Williams
  • Okotie Williams
  • Department of Procurement, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Tafamel Ehiabhi Andrew
  • Tafamel Ehiabhi Andrew
  • Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 05 August 2020
  •  Accepted: 04 December 2020
  •  Published: 31 January 2021


This study examines the extent to which the level of transparency influences public procurement practices in the Nigerian Civil Service. A survey research design is adopted. The staff members of the public procurement department/unit of the different federal government ministries in Abuja made up the population of this study. The sample size consists of 352 staff members selected from different ministries where questionnaires were administered as a research instrument for data collection. Only 318 copies of the questionnaire were usable for data analyses. The simple regression result shows that public procurement practices are significantly and positively related to the level of transparency. Based on the findings, the study recommends that impartiality and fairness should be enshrined in the public procurement system in Nigeria so as to maximize the use of available resources.


Key words: Public procurement, transparency, simple regression approach.