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Local government autonomy and development of localities in Nigeria : issues, problems and suggestions

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dc.contributor.author Imhanlahimi, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-23T07:23:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-23T07:23:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Imhanlahimi, J., 2011. Local government autonomy and development of localities in Nigeria: issues, problems and suggestions. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1), pp.67-79. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1957
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso, Volume 3, Issue 1, Jan 2011, p. 67 - 79 en_US
dc.description.abstract The topical issue of local government (LG) autonomy in Nigeria in relation to the development of the localities, the raison d’etre of LGs, has been examined in this paper. Proceeding from theoretical framework and conceptualizations for clearer understanding, the paper discusses some dominant autonomy issues. These include representative LGs, the size of LGs, revenue, and personnel. The paper found that inadequate handling of virtually all the above issues has posed some challenges for LGs’ developmental efforts in the localities. Inadequate autonomy has been found to be the independent variable in the challenges. Other challenges include inadequate finances, weak intergovernmental relations, fledging democracy and grand corruption. These must be adequately tackled for LGs to make more positive impact in the localities. Some pertinent recommendations are as follows. LGs need adequate autonomy, hard work rather than verbal institutionalization, democratic consolidation, reduced corruption, increased discipline and application of the rule of law. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject local government autonomy en_US
dc.subject Governance in Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Nigeria – local government en_US
dc.title Local government autonomy and development of localities in Nigeria : issues, problems and suggestions en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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