Review of Public Administration and Management

Review of Public Administration and Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2315-7844


Grace Ifunanya Anayochukwu

Department of Mass Housing, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Local Government Autonomy in Nigeria: Its Problems and Prospects
    Author(s): Grace Ifunanya Anayochukwu* and Vincent Anayochukwu Ani

    Local Government (LG) is the closest tier of government to the people, and the quest for local government autonomy still generates exciting and healthy debate in Nigeria. This study examines critically the opportunities and problems, which confront the Nigerian local government system in its efforts to establish itself as a true tier of government. The objectives of the study were aimed at achieving some specific goals which were to find out why the practice of complete local government autonomy is difficult in Nigeria; to investigate the level of autonomy in Nigeria local government system, and to suggest measures that can be adopted to check state interference in the local government affairs in Nigeria. Three major hypotheses were formulated to guide the research. Three hundred (300) questionnaires were distributed to the staff in Nkanu west local government area while two hundred a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2315-7844.21.9.300

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