Publisher: Centre For Social Science Research, Enugu

Critical issues In The Internal Management of The Local Government System In Nigeria

Ojugbeli, F.a., Ojoh James
KEYWORDS: CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE INTERNAL MANAGEMENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT:

In Nigeria, Local Governments are not autonomous as it is in other parts of the world. This state of affair has variously put the local governments in Nigeria in pitiable condition. The system of government is, therefore, under several controls. These are internal and external control. This paper is solely concerned with the internal management of the local government and its effects on Local Government performance. The paper, considers, come critical issues directly correlating to inefficiency in local government administration in Nigeria such as the condition of the triangular officers (the chairman, the HPM and TLG), problem if centralization of power in the hands of the three key officers and finally, the functions of the triangular officers. Apparently, issues like corruption, manipulation of administrative procedures and rules and over centralization of power in the hands of the three key officers appears to be major concern to efficient performance as the behaviour of these officers encourages eye service, mediocrity and dissatisfaction among employees of the council. Having evaluated critically the above factors, the paper comes to conclusion and thereafter recommendations were made. 



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