Payment of Severance Benefits to the Redundant Staff of Federal Civil service of Nigeria – Carrot or Stick?

Ezuwore C. N Obodoekwe, Alio Felix Chukwubuzo


This paper focuses on the payment of severance benefits to the redundant staff of Federal Civil Service in Nigeria within the context of  “Carrot OR Strict”.

Questionnaires were administered to  people known by the researcher who are  redundant staff of both public and private sectors in Nigeria. Those affected were personally interviewed.

The findings in the study suggested that payment of severance benefit has changed the way in which people view loss of job.

Keywords: Severance benefit, Redundancy, Civil service reforms, Downsizing.

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