THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | COMPLETE PROJECT TOPIC



ABSTRACT
Thus research titled “The Role of Local Government in Community Development: A study of Idemil North Local Government Area” is a contribution to the existing body of knowledge in the field of rural and community development in Idemili North local government the broad objective of this study was to find out the role of local government in community development in Idemili North local government, the specific objectives of this study were to determine the affect of funding, co-ordination, trained and professional workers and political and religious involvement in community development programmes and project.

The theoretical framework of this study was the communication theory to signify the control of inconformation. In realizing the above objectives, data were sourced both from primary and secondary sources. The researcher formulated four (4) hypotheses, the data collected were systematically analyzed using percentage technique and Chi – square x2 formular. From the information gathered, several findings were made among which include: Non- availability, of finance, the dearth of managerial know-how, inadequate co-ordination of staff and political and religious involvement in community development programmes. Consequent upon these findings, the researcher among other recommended that: local government staff should be well supervised, co-ordinated, motivated, screen occasionally and be encouraged for more performance, the inhabitants and indigenes of the community should contribute their own quota and finally, local government should be given political, financial and administrative autonomy. 




THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES 

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF BACHELOR OF  SCIENCES (B.Sc.)


Title page…………………………………………………………………i      
Declaration……………………………………………………… ii
Approval page……………………………………………………………iii
Dedication……………………………………………………………….iv
Acknowledgements ……………………………………………………..v
Abstract…………………………………………………………………..vi
List of Tables……………………………………………………………vii
Table of Contents………………………………………………………ix

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background of the Study……………………………………..   1
1.2       Statement of Problem ………………………………………..   3
1.3       Research Question……………………………………………   5
1.4       Purpose of the Study …………………………………………  6
1.5       Significance of Study…………………………………………  7
1.6       Scope of Study ……………................................................           7
1.7       Research Hypothesis of the Study………………………….     8
1.8       Limitations of the Study ……………………………………..   9
1.9    Theoretical Framework………………………………………..    9

CHAPTER TWO
2.0       REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1       Local Government as a Link to Rural Development in Nigeria..12
2.2       Rural Community Development Association
in Communities in Idemili North Local Government ……………19
2.3       Advantages of Rural and Community Development in
Idemili North Local Government ………………………………..21
2.4       Role of Local Government in Community Development ……..24
2.5       Problems of Community Development in Idemili
North Local Government …………………………………….  26
References…………………………………………………………….  28

CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY
3.1       Research Design………………………………………………..29
3.2       Area of Study ……………………………………………………29
3.3       Population of Study …………………………………………….30
3.4       Sample Size……………………………………………………..31
3.5       Sample Techniques ……………………………………………32
3.6       Sources of Data ………………………………………………..34
3.7       Validity of Instrument ………………………………………….35
3.8       Reliability of Data……………………………………………….35
3.9       Method of Data Analysis ………………………………………35

CHAPTER FOUR
DATA ANALYSIS
4.1       Data Presentation and Interpretation……………………….     36
4.2    Tabular Characteristics/ Distribution of Respondents……..       36
4.3       Testing of Hypothesis………………………………………… 50
4.4       Summary of Major Findings………………………………….  62
CHAPTER FIVE
5.1       Interpretation and Discussion of Findings………………….    63
5.2       Conclusion……………………………………………………..64
5.3       Recommendations……………………………………………   64

Bibliography…………………………………………………………..66
Appendix  I
Appendix  II

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:          Analysis of the Questionnaire distribution……………. 36
Table 2:          Analysis of Questionnaire Distribution in various
Communities.   …………………………………………37
Table 3:          Analysis of sex Respondents …………………………  38
Table 4:          Age Distribution of Respondents …………………….  38
Table 5:          Academic Qualification of Respondents ……………   39
Table 6:          Residential Distribution of Respondent …………….    40
Table 7:          Federal Statutory Allocation to the Local Government
Is Adequate……………………………………………..40
Table 8:          Local Government Generates Adequate Revenue…      41
Table 9:           Amount of Money Available Determines Local
Government’s Provision of Social Amenities……….   42
Table 10:       The Major Problem Facing Local Government
Administration Is Inadequate Finance. …………….      42
Table 11:       Local Government Has Enough Skilled People …..       43
Table 12:       Local Government Lacks Qualified Staff to Carry
out the Specific Functions Needed…………………..    44
Table 13:        Research Local Council Staff Need Some Form
of Training ……………………………………………..45
Table 14:       If your answer is positive, what kind of training
would you suggest?................................................ 45
Table 15:       Decisions are not Efficiently Implemented
on Local Government ………………………………… 46
Table 16:       Local Government Staff Are Not Well
Co-Ordinated………………………………………….   47
Table 17:       Emphasis on Meritocracy Affects performance
of local government to community development……   47

Table 18:       The Level of Autonomy Given to Local Government
Determines its Performances………………………       48
Table 19:       Local Government Is Given Adequate Financial
Autonomy…………………………………………….    49
Table 20:       Local Government is given Administrative
and Political Autonomy. …………………………….    49
Table 21:       Responses From Questionnaire Distribution……..        51
Table 22:       Calculated Value of Respondents………………….      52
Table 23:       Responses from Questionnaire distribution……….      54
Table 2.4:  Calculate Value of Response……………………               55
Table 2.5        Responses from Questionnaire………………….           59
Table 2.6        Calculate Value of Response…………………….         60


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