Principles and Practice of Public Personnel Administration: A Nigerian Perspective is an elegant attempt to make clear the boundaries, purview, content, context, environment and challenges of personnel administration in Nigeria. The author’s preference of the title of “Public Personnel Administration” to the more contemporary concept of Human Resource Management is to underscore that administration of personnel in the public sector remains bureaucratic, workforce-centred, rule-bound etc. Furthermore, despite the technicalities and innovations which the human resource management approach seeks to bring into people management in organisations, the objective basically remains procurement, utilization and disengagement of manpower – the age long concerns of personnel management. The book provides a simple source material for both practicing and student administrators in the area of people management. Students of public administration, business management, and all disciplines that offer courses in personnel or human resource management will find it a very useful beginner’s handbook.