Onyinye Nwuche, K. Chidozie Okoye, Jinjiri Kabiru (PhD)


This study investigated the effect of employee motivation on the performance of the employee in the Lagos inland revenue service Ikeja Lagos. The study focused on the Primary source of data collection. Structured questionnaires were administered to 57 respondents who made up the population of the study. The Taro Yamane formula is used to get the actual sample size based on the population at a 95% confidence interval and 5% error margin. The study employed Spearman rank correlation (rho) for the bivariate correlation analyses. The resultr= 0.910 revealed that there is a significant relationship between monetary reward and employee performance. Result r=0.879 also shows There is a significant relationship between staff training and employee performance. The study, therefore, recommends that LIRS should take into account the important determinant of the reward system such as money and staff training to keep their employees motivated. Also, LIRS Lagos should be considering staff for rewards and training based on met criteria. This will go a long way in reducing dissatisfaction associated with reward allocation since employees usually compare their rewards with both internal and external referents.


Effect, Monetary Rewards, Staff Training, Employee Performance, LIRS Ikeja Lagos.

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