1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of problem
1.3 Objective of the study
1.4 Research Hypotheses
1.5 Significance of the study
1.6 Scope and limitation of the study
1.7 Definition of terms
1.8 Organization of the study
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
3.0 Research methodology
3.1 sources of data collection
3.3 Population of the study
3.4 Sampling and sampling distribution
3.5 Validation of research instrument
3.6 Method of data analysis
DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
4.2 Data analysis
The topic of this study “An analysis of development capabilities of the Nigerian local government system: Which is been considered as an avenue to know the development of rural areas in the country. This study which was conducted in Idemili North local government embraced these objectives primarily to analyzing the development work carried out in the area via the local government either directly or indirectly motivating and encouraging the people, as well as looking into the factors that constitute impediment to a more rapid development of the areas after local government reform of 1976. The aim of the project work is therefore to cover a research gap that has existed over these years. I hope that based on the. “Analysis of the development capabilities” the government may be in position to take a second to retain the reform as it presently is, to amend all or part of it even to totally effective instrument of brining development down to the rural areas.
- Background of the study
The local government, which is the third tier of government, has variously defined by many people. Golding in his book local government defined it simply as the management of their own affairs by the people of a locality. Akpan offered a more comprehensive definition when he wrote that local government entails the breaking down of country in to small units or localities for the purpose of administration, in which the inhabitants of the different units of localities concerned play a direct and full part through their selected representatives who exercise power or undertake function under the general authority of the national government. We accept this latter definition since the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria endorse the functions assigned to local government by various state edicts and guarantees democratically elected state. The system of local government by democratically local government councils is under the constitution guarantees and accordingly, the government of every state shall ensure their existence under a law which provides for the establishment structure composition, finance and function of such councils. Prior to the federal military government local reform in 1976, the structure of one state to other quite remarkable changes has been made to the main features of our local government system since 1987. The reforms of the last five 95) years have greatly transformed the native of inter government relations, especially the relationship between state and local government, and the internal management organization of local government. While most of the reforms had positive impact on local government administration a few have had the opposite effect even if they were well intentioned. The government also has had to reverse itself on the key reforms under the transition to civil programme.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The local government reform of paved way for local government to be able to obtain their necessary goals and objectives but therefore lack uniformity in local government administration prior to the 1976 re-organization. The closed door recruitment of indigenous employees of the native authorities based largely on nepotism and patronage meant that only those favoured or related to the elites could be employed. It upon everyone that there were few people with adequate ability to fill responsible position in local government and that there was no establishment code of personnel administration used by local government. The use of “Son of the Soil” patronage and nepotism as standards of recruitment, could not be said to constitute foundations of a rational system of personal management in a public jurisdiction, poor condition of service which neither attracted nor retained labour to the non existence of clearly delineated function for the local government to constantly encode the power of the former. The new local government reform is geared towards correcting the above economics and is hope to create favourable opportunities for development. This research will focus its attention on how effective local government reform now is ensuring an even and accelerated development” given the provision contained in the 1976 reform for strengthen and improving the performance. Since 1950 to 1975, local government reforms and whole question of directorate of food, road and rural infrastructure are deigned to find solution to the problems of amenities to the masses at the rural area. To this end, it has become necessary to forget a relationship between the local government and the communities with an aim at meeting the needs of the masses at various community level. The development capabilities of the Nigeria local government aim towards stressing the revenue at which the local community obtain their necessary needs exercises, could encourage equal political social and economic development there by raising and improving the standard of living of this subsistence population. But these objectives have not been accomplished because in the rural area today the rural population is yet to do accorded any serious consideration on the proposal of social security, education, health and socio recognition
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objectives of the study are;
- To ascertain the causes of Low motivation, lack of competence and questionable integrity of the employees of local government.
- To ascertain the relationship between development capabilities and local government system
- To ascertain whether there is development capabilities in Nigeria local government system
- To ascertain the role of local government in development given far reaching reforms carried out on local government by the federal.
1.4 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
For the successful completion of the study, the following research hypotheses were formulated by the researcher;
H0: there are no causes of Low motivation, lack of competence and questionable integrity of the employees of local government
H1: there are causes of Low motivation, lack of competence and questionable integrity of the employees of local government
H02: there is no relationship between development capabilities and local government system
H2: there is relationship between development capabilities and local government system
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The objective f this study as have been stated earlier is to analyses the development capabilities of the Nigeria. Local government in the country that is to take an in depth look into the development potentials inherent in the country as well as asses how far local government have actualized these potentials by looking at their performance levels of Idemili North local government as our case study. This is because we believe that the local government seems typically of all local government in Anambra state. Basically, our framework for analysis will be the system approach, which has been defined in various ways. We shall use the structural model of Gabriel Almon, which we developed as a method of analysis following the impact of the general system theory. Structure refers to those arrangements within the system, which perform the functions and a function generally defined as the objective consequences of a pattern of action for the system in which it occurs.
1.6 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
This work or research covers the area known as Idemili North local government area. Consequently, this research analysis the development capabilities of what today stands as Idemili North local government that functioned for a reasonable length of time under the new local government reform. The researcher encounters some constrain which limited the scope of the study;
- a) AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH MATERIAL: The research material available to the researcher is insufficient, thereby limiting the study
- b) TIME: The time frame allocated to the study does not enhance wider coverage as the researcher has to combine other academic activities and examinations with the study.
- c) Organizational privacy: Limited Access to the selected auditing firm makes it difficult to get all the necessary and required information concerning the activities
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERM
DEVELOPMENT: the process of developing or being developed.
CAPABILITY: the power or ability to do something.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: A local government is a form of public administration which, in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state.
1.8 ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY
This research work is organized in five chapters, for easy understanding, as follows
Chapter one is concern with the introduction, which consist of the (overview, of the study), historical background, statement of problem, objectives of the study, research hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and limitation of the study, definition of terms and historical background of the study. Chapter two highlights the theoretical framework on which the study is based, thus the review of related literature. Chapter three deals on the research design and methodology adopted in the study. Chapter four concentrate on the data collection and analysis and presentation of finding. Chapter five gives summary, conclusion, and recommendations made of the study
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