An Examination Of The Source And Uses Of Local Government Fund In Nigeria (2000-2004) (a Case Study Of Ezeagu Central Local Government Development Council).

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An EXAMINATION OF THE SOURCE AND USES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND IN NIGERIA (2000-2004) (A CASE STUDY OF EZEAGU CENTRAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL).

ABSTRACT

Local government is that level of government nearest to the people. It is said to be corner stone of the government system in any country.

 

The federal government believes that it is only through an effective local government system that the human and material resources of the nation could be mobilized for local government with its objectives is aimed at standard and stabilizing the function and financial resources at the local government level and to encourage initiatives and leadership potential.

The basic procedure of local government is revenue mobilization and its effective utilization especially more that there is no comprehensive study on sources and uses of funds in the local government.

 

The current trends of inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the local authorities should be considered with the frame work of available resources.

 

If the financial resources of the local of the local government are boughant and viable than this will go a long way in communicating strength and solidity to offer superstructure of government authorities.

 

There are no discipline on the part of the leadership, management and staff of the local government in collecting revenue efficiently and also try to put them into effective use.

 

In the tight of the above, the researcher major objectives as regards this research work was to identity those source of finance available to local government, their uses and problem associated with their finance in Nigeria using Ezeagu central Local government development Council ad my case study.

 

The problem associated with sources, uses of local government finance was critically examine in this project.

 

In handling the above research work primary and secondary data was used. The sources of primary data was by the use of questionnaires and oral interviews, while the secondary data sources are text books.

 

The analysis of data was based on percentages. It is on the strength of the finding that recommendation and conclusion was made.

 

                                                TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE

APPROVAL PAGE

DEDICAATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

ABSTRACT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER ONE

1.1            BACK GROUND OF THE STUDY

1.2            STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

1.3            OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

1.4            RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.5            STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS

1.6            SIGIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1.7            DEFINITION OF TERMS

 

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1            THE MEANING OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

2.2            FUNCTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

2.3            SOURCES OF REVENUE AVALIABLE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES

2.3.1    EXTERNAL ATTRIBUTES OF LOCAL LGOVERNMENT FINANCE

2.4            THE IMPORTANCE/USES OF REVENUE GENERATED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT

2.5            PROBLEMS OF LOCAL GOVRNMENT FINANCE APPROACHES OF THE IMPROVEMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                CHAPTER THREE

3                   RESEARCH SESIGN AND METHOD ------------------------------------

3.1            SOURCE OF DATA  ---------------------------------------------------------

3.1.1  PRIMARY DATA         ------------------------------------------------------------

3.1.2  SECONDARY DATA --------------------------------------------------------

3.2     POPULATION OF STUDY -------------------------------------------------

3.2     INSTRUMENTATION -------------------------------------------------------

3.4     SAMPLE SIZE -----------------------------------------------------------------

3.5     VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE MEAUSRING INSRUMENT  -----------------------------------------------------------------

3.6     SAMPLING TECHNIQUES

 

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0     PRESENTATION OF DATA ------------------------------------------------

41      INTERPRETATION AND ANYALYSIS OF DATA -------------------

4.2     TESTING OF HYPOTHESIS -----------------------------------------------

 

CHAPTER FIVE

FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION.

 

An examination of the sources and uses of local government fund in Nigeria

(200 – 2004). A case study of Ezeagu Central Local Government Development council).

 

Proposal

Local government is that level of government nearest to the people. It is said to be the cornerstone government system in any country.

 

The basic objective underlying this study or this research work was to identify those sources of finance available to the grassroot government, their uses and problems associated with local government finance in Nigeria using Ezeagu central local government development council as my case study.  

 

This research has been structural into five chapters to make for easy reading and comprehension.

 

The author, dealt with the bank ground of the research work which gives an overview of the basic procedure of local government revenue mobilization and its effective utilization.

She went further to the review of related literature the author lay hands on various Journals news paper, write various view as regard the sources and uses of local government fund in Nigeria. It also consider the current trend of inefficiency and ineffectiveness of local authorities.

 

Chapter three. Deals with research design and methodology. Primary and secondary data are used effectively.

 

Chapter four is presentation of data. The presentation interpretation, analysis of data and test of hypothesis in chapter one are done in this chapter using chi-square method.

 

Chapter five, dealt with findings, recommendation and conclusion. The authors finding is base on the hypothesis reveals that revenue available to local government authorities functions and the funds readily available to these council are also poorly managed. It is upon- this findings that the author make recommendation and draw conclusion.  

 

 

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