PROBLEM AND PROSPECT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY (A CASE STUDY OF ILORIN SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KWARA STATE)
TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.0 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the study
1.3 Purpose/objective of the study
1.4 Significance of the study
1.5 Scope and limitation of the study
1.6 Organization of the study
1.7 Definition of terms or operational terms
TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0 Literature review
2.2 Theoretical frame work
2.3 Current trend in thinking
2.4 Summary of the chapter
3.0 Methodology/Research Methods
3.2 Sample and population of the study
3.3 Source data and data collection instrument
3.4 Method of data analysis
3.5 Research problems
4.0 Data presentation and analysis interpretation of finding
4.2 Brief history of the case study
4.3 Presentation of data
4.4 Analysis of data
4.5 Testing of hypothesis
4.6 Summary of the chapter
5.1 Summary, Recommendation and conclusion
1.0 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
There have been several local governments in attempt to stabilize and rationalize government at local level.
All local government reforms that have been taken place in the country that of general Ibrahim Babangida regime of glaring reform in basic detect of previous local government reform in the ethics country is either mobility to do things on their own having to seek clearance from the state as well as federal government for this new reforms is a welcome development.
If the Nigeria government will read the hand writing on the wall and respond positively to the yearning of the masses in the country they will see the need of giving a free hand to the local government and encourage them give rural development a serious consideration.
The implication of the formal system of local government in Nigeria leave very much to be desired because local government people at the grass root level must enjoy a high degree of autonomy granted to the various local government, with particular reference to Ilorin West Local Government Area. It is my believe as well that these proposals are intended and leadership protection among the rural populace
What is being practiced in Nigeria unit now can rightly be referred to local administration and non local government. It is therefore and desired to study the political and administrative set of Ilorin West Local Government Administration and come up with recommendation that makes the operation of Ilorin local government to the people by people
1.2 STAESMENT OF THE STUDY
The research work is necessary, because it has to do with the problems that our local government still faces till this time; some of these problems are bad unstable electricity, bad water supply, non-improvement in agriculture and bad education e t c.
Measures has been taken place in the past to solve problems, measure like electing of the local government chairman, councilor and other members to the local government council at the same time and allocation of revenue to the local government by the federal government through the state government. But those problems are still easiest because of the corrupt activities that our leaders has inherited form their successor and the level of illiteracy of the people in the local level.
1.3 PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to think a way of solving the problems that the people of Ilorin West Local Government face at this time and to know more about the problems of the local government autonomy, and to find out facts or prove existing and to enable me to develop the sense of critical analysis about the case study of these project work [Ilorin West Local Government, Area Ilorin) lastly, to gain historical insight about the people of Ilorin West Local Government.
The significance of this study is to know the role, problems and prospect of local government autonomy in relevant to the area of Ilorin West Local Government Area Kwara State.
Further more, to find out a reasonable recommendation and conclusion relevant to the case study of those topics.
1.4 SIGNIFICANT OF THE STUDY
This work being an engagement in these directions will surely benefit sets of policy formulators, policy implementers, public managers and local government employee.
The various issues that are reviewed or analyzed and recommendations that are proffered shall certainly be of good assistance to the people in their official engagement. The research work may also benefit future researcher in their field serving as source of reference for their works.
1.5 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
These project works concerned both the Ilorin West Local Government Area because of their chosen ethical social and religion affinity more so; Ilorin West Local Government Area is recently out of the old Ilorin Local Government Area equal importance is their political work and is encumbered by of time.
1.6 ORGANIZATION OF STUDY
The organizations of study of this project were arranged or complete as follows in the study paragraph.
Chapter one, covers the introduction to the subject of the study, statement of the problem, purpose/objectives of the study, significance of the study, research hypothesis, scope and limitation of the study, organization of study, determination of the terms or operational term and references.
Chapter two deals with literature review that is what is local government? With the aims of treating work of various authors on the related subject.
Chapter three covers the research methodology itself, the introduction, sample and population of the study, sources of data, method of data, analysis of data and the research problem.
Chapter four deals with the data presentation and analysis while the last chapter which is chapter five is used with summary, recommendation, conclusion and bibliography.
1.7 DEFINITON OF TERM OF OPERATION TERMS
Local government: It is considered as an administrative decision of a country, it can also be considered as the third tier of the government found in the grassroots level, and it is headed buy the local government chairman. The reason behind the creation of local government is to break the communities into smaller units for effective systems of administration
Local government autonomy: It is the independence of local government in all state of federation of government for efficient and enhances or promotes political and economic development.
Prospect; This is an ideal of what might happen in the future or it is the expectation looked forward, it is possible to these people or group who hope to gain something.
Problem: This means the equation to be silenced or decided especially is difficult. It can also be defined as a thing that is difficult to deal with or to understand.
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