Modelling Fatigue and Performance Capabilities in Nigerian Security Agencies Workforce

Research Article

Abam Ayeni Omini*, Oladejo MO


Fatigue is a physiological state of reduced mental or physical performance capabilities resulting from sleep loss or extended wakefulness, circadian phase or workload emanating from mental or physical activities. It has contributed to poor productivity level and performance, accidents, high risk as well as significant problems in security agencies and modern society. With the high demand in workplaces, long task periods, disrupted circadian rhythms, social and societal demands and insufficient sleep caused by fatigue, it effects had over time affected worker’s ability to think and make decisions, reduced the ability to do complex planning and communication skills. Many scholars have assessed the causes of fatigue in aircrew workforces but for security agencies not to my knowledge. A structured questionnaire was administered to security agencies and the data got was analyzed using MATLAB software and the findings were used to formulate a Model of Fatigue and Performance Capabilities for Nigerian Security Agencies Workforce. This model was used to solve a numerical example indicating that the model aids improvement in the agility, performance and productivity of workers mentally, physically and psychologically.

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