The author identified the key bureaucratic features that affected public service delivery, evaluated the role of public private partnership in service delivery, examined the effect of the new method on socio-economic development and analysed the challenges facing the adoption of the new public management strategies in Lagos State Civil Service. These were with a view to analysing the role of public private partnership and the growth of new public management in Lagos State Civil Service. Data used for analysis included questionnaire, interviews and extracts from the internet sources on public private partnership and new public management in Lagos State Civil Service. The results showed that lack of transparency and accountability are responsible for the adoption of public private partnership through new public management, while innovation and efficiency were the primary reasons for PPP involvement in the social service delivery in Lagos State. The results also showed that using ideas from private sector had positive impact on the effective and efficient service delivery. The results showed that there is positive relationship between the key bureaucratic features and public service delivery in Lagos State and is significant (x = 0.99, p< 0.05). Also, the study revealed that there was no significant challenges and problems in the adoption of public private partnership strategies (x = 1.04, p<0.05). The study concluded that the Public Private partnership served as an essential component in the establishment of a New Public Management in Lagos State.
Keywords: Public Private Partnership, New Public Management, Governance, Civil Service