LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF ETSAKO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE)

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ABSTRACT

This work was undertaken with a view to ascertaining the effort made so far in the area of rural development in Nigeria with a focus on Etsako West Local government Area of Edo state as a case study, which delved into the following areas. Evaluation of the performance of Etsako West local government   council with reference to their service to the rural dwellers and the relationship between the local government council and the people.  The method of the research work for these studies was through primary and secondary data. It was based on the use of relieved literature related to the study from textbooks, papers, interviews, questionnaire and direct observation. The finding made include the following; Lack of adequate finance, identification of priority projects within the local government, Inability to generate internal revenue for development. Negative attitude of the communities, Poor attitude of the workers it the local government.  From the findings made above a number of recommendations if implemented would remedy the situation of the rural communities. They include: Adequate funding of the local governments. Identification of the priority project within the local government. Transparency among various authorities in the local government council. Reduction in the number of political appointees in the local government council.

   
TABLE OF CONTENT
Title page ------------------------------------------------------i
Certification ---------------------------------------------------ii
Dedication ----------------------------------------------------iii
Acknowledgement--------------------------------------------iv
Abstract ------------------------------------------------------vii
Table of contents---------------------------------------------ix

CHAPTER ONE 
Introduction
1.1 Background of the study ------------------------------ 1
1.2 Statement of the problem------------------------------4 
1.3 Objectives of the Study --------------------------------6
1.4 Research Questions-------------------------------------7
1.5 Significance of the study ------------------------------7
1.6 Scope of the Study ------------------------------------8
1.7 Limitations of the Study -------------------------------8
1.8 Definitions  of major terms----------------------------9

CHAPTER TWO 
Review of Relevant Literature ------------------------------10

CHAPTER THREE 
Research Methodology -------------------------------------29
3.1 Population of the Study  -----------------------------29
3.2 Determination of sample sine -----------------------30
3.3 Method of Data Collection and Analysis ----------- 33
3.4 Analysis of Data       35

CHAPTER FOUR 
Summary of Findings, Recommendations and  Conclusion.
4.1 Summary of findings ----------------------------------46
4.2 Recommendations -------------------------------------47
4.3 Conclusions---------------------------------------------49
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APA

Ugwu, A. (2018). LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF ETSAKO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/local-government-system-as-an-instrument-for-rural-development-a-case-study-of-etsako-west-local-government-area-of-edo-state-1747

MLA 8th

Ugwu, Anderson "LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF ETSAKO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE)" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/local-government-system-as-an-instrument-for-rural-development-a-case-study-of-etsako-west-local-government-area-of-edo-state-1747. Accessed 04 Dec. 2022.

MLA7

Ugwu, Anderson . "LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF ETSAKO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE)". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 04 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/local-government-system-as-an-instrument-for-rural-development-a-case-study-of-etsako-west-local-government-area-of-edo-state-1747 >.

Chicago

Ugwu, Anderson . "LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF ETSAKO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE)" Afribary (2018). Accessed December 04, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/local-government-system-as-an-instrument-for-rural-development-a-case-study-of-etsako-west-local-government-area-of-edo-state-1747