Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio, Vol 9, No 2 (2017)

Existentiality of local government in Nigeria an answer to grassroots development; but for unsolicited socio-political factors

Toyin Cotties Adetiba


As an administrative mechanism, LG is designed to facilitate development at the grassroots. The central thesis of this work is that an effective LG system is requisite for the realisations of Nigeria's vision for rural development.  Through the 1979 and 1999 Nigeria constitutions, it was transformed to third tier government for effectiveness. This work recognises LG as a political/administrative theraphy to sustaining rurar development in Nigeria; but has failed owing to some socio-political factors. To make LG more fulfilling as the third tier of government, there is need for constituytional reforms seprating its powers form the state/federal government, the paper suggests.   


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