Motivation and Sustainable Leadership in Nigeria: The Implications for Service Delivery in the Health Sector

Okechukwu, Groupson-Paul, Chinyere, Ndukwe, Ikechukwu, Ogeze Ukeje


Inefficiency and ineffectiveness, a problematic challenge of the Nigerian health sector, to which available statistical has proven otherwise, is a major hiccups to service delivery system. Nigeria, ranked 187th due to poor health situations in the World, raises a great implication on the health of the citizenry. The indices of these failed systems had shown that Nigeria is at home with high maternal and infant mortality rates that falls within the ratio of 545 per 100,000 live births on the maternal mortality index and 75 per 1000 live births on the infant mortality index. This study, using content and descriptive analytical concepts, is situated on the theory of motivation and Needs theory. It revealed that there are lacuna existing between health policies and constitutional policy issues. The study notes that corruption, professional favouritism, financial inadequacies, poor facilities and management flows in manpower procurement and motivation, among others are prevalent in the system with severe leadership implications that are responsible for poor service delivery system. The study observed a strong relationship between sustainable leadership and motivation in achieving a vital success in any administration. The study suggests that appropriate measure should be put in place so as to strengthen the health sector in facing the current challenges.

Keywords: Motivation, Sustainable Leadership, Health Sector, Service Delivery, inefficiency, ineffectiveness

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