Performance Evaluation of Labour Output of Indigenous Construction Firms in North- Central Nigeria.

Agbo, Adakole Edwin


This paper evaluates the performance of labour output of indigenous contractors in the North Central Nigeria with a view to measure on site, the labour output of selected craftsmen as well as structured questionnaire targeting the clients – all as a measure of indigenous contractor’s performance. The data were collected through work sampling techniques and structured questionnaire designed on likert scale of 1-3. Analysis of the data was done using mean item score and direct calculation of performance using formula. The results indicate that the performance of the indigenous contractors were above average with a performance level of 0.56. The performance Ability Ratio (PAR) was 1.07 indicating that there are grater potentials for the indigenous contractors to improve.  All the firms investigated scored above 0.50 on the mean item scale. This means that all the measures of performance considered were very important. Technical competence was ranked as the overall most importance of the clients measured of performance.  The study concluded that the indigenous contractors perform above average contrary to the believe of the general public in Nigeria. The study also recommended that Nigerian government should consider indigenous contractors in their projects.

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