Lack of autonomy as an index for the failure of local government administration in Nigeria
AbstractThe third “tier”, as is fondly referred to, is the local government council and its administrative architecture in Nigeria. As it where, the Local Government councils are the seat of “power” at the grassroots for the socio-economic transformation of the environment of the ordinary man for meaningful development. Suffice it to say that lack of performance has hindered to a great extent the much desired, and the much anticipated socio-economic dividends to the populace. The pronounced banner of lack of autonomy is one of such impediments militating against the realisation of set goals by local government administrations in Nigeria.This impediment implies the constitutional provision that has placed the third tier arm of government exclusively under the whims and caprices of the state government of the federation.
Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 8(1) 2005:49-52