Local Government is a government at a local level which functions through representative councils, established by law to control local affairs and given financial power to initiate and direct the provision of services and implement project with a view to complementing the activities of the state and federal government in their local areas. It is aimed at ensuring that the people use their own initiative to their very best and satisfy their own local needs.
After many years of existence, it has defeated that the local authority system were colonially oriented, they were not viable due to man power for any constructive development in share, they were ineffective as they could not meet their aspirations of which resulted to break down of communalization between the people and their system these reasons have necessitated in reform of the local government authority step.
Based on the importance role of local government in social political and economic development of country, various attempts have been made at different stages of the country political life to modify local government and reorganized them to perform their assigned roles.
Although from the 1950s, attempt were made towards reforming local government system of administration in Nigeria by the various regime, but it was the 1976 reforms that can be regarded as a radical attempt towards reorganization of local government system in the country. It marked the first intervention in the local government affairs by the federal government as well as the fairest attempt to introduce uniform local government system in the country and for once Nigerian became optimistic, that at last sanity was being brought to the chaotic situation of our local government system.
The reform tackled the problem structures, composition, and funding of local government. it generally provided a frame work through which the local government can make meaningful impact towards the socio political and economic development of the Nigerian society.
Therefore, the framework of this project critically look at the impact of local government communities and analysis its development so far, local government as the closest to the government is expected to bring government nearer to the people because its affairs largely in the hand of the indigenes in deliberating matters affecting them.
As it is commonly said, “the strength of chain is the strength of its weakest link” therefore , there is urgent need for local government to ensure that every community or a group of community forces themselves into development communal labour of self help project and erasing the erroneous impression that government must provide everything for them out of their mind.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of content
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Purpose/objective of the study
1.4 Significance of the study
1.5 Research of the study
1.6 Scope and limitation of the study
1.7 Organization of the study/plan of the study
1.8 Definition of the term
2.2 Theoretical frame work
2.3 Current trends in thinking
2.4 Summary of the chapter
3.2 Sample and Population of the Study
3.3 Method of Data Analysis
3.4 Sources of data Collection Instrument
3.5 Research Problem
Data Presentation and Analysis
4.2 Brief History
4.3 Presentations of Data
4.4 Testing of Hypothesis
4.5 Analysis of Data
4.6 Summary of the Chapter
5.1 Summary of Findings