Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy

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Lack of autonomy as an index for the failure of local government administration in Nigeria

SE Enyedike, KE Orji


The 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



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