The aim of this research study was to investigate the nexus between motivational technique(s) and employee performance. Therefore, it is highly essential for any manager to be aware of what actually motivates the employees, and identifying how to efficiently maximize the overall performance. The research objective of this research study was aimed at investigating motivational techniques and employee performance whereby emphases were laid on assessing the effects of Remuneration, Compensation and Promotion opportunities in Nigeria Immigration Service, Abuja. In order to investigate this research study, the researcher looked at the literature around motivational technique(s) and how it relates with employee performance. Furthermore, after conducting multiple research studies and perspectives in relation to Motivational Technique(s) and Employee Performance, these were then outlined for a practical and theoretical perspectives. In order to comprehend the research topic better, various motivation theories were analysed and emphases were laid on assessing the motivation theories of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Herzberg’s Two-Factor and Vroom’s Expectancy theories. In addition, quantitative method of research design was utilized in order to retrieve data. Firstly, a questionnaire based on the criteria of chosen theoretical framework was developed and was administered to the chosen sample size of 396 personnel of both the senior and junior cadre of Nigeria Immigration Service, Abuja determined through the Taro Yamani formula. Both Descriptive and Regression analyses were utilized in analysing the data with the help of statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software 16.0. In conclusion, this research study pinpointed remuneration, compensation and promotion opportunities were not the most influential motivational techniques to drive the employee performance and subsequently proved that any form of growth in the employee performance would not be attributed to remuneration, compensation and promotion opportunities underwent by the employees.
Keywords: Motivational Techniques, Remuneration, Compensation, Promotion, Employee Performance.