This study researched “Local Government as an Instrument for Socio-Economic Transformation of Kaduna South Local Government Area”. The design of the study is survey method. The population of Kaduna South Local Government Area consists of 402,731 based on 2006 census and the sample is 400. The instrument used to generate data is the questionnaire and the data generated was analysed using frequency and simple percentage method. As a result of the analysis made, the fifteen statements of the three research objectives/questions are above the acceptance region format of 3.0. This affirms that the fifteen (15) statements/items of the three research objectives …. Based on the findings, recommendations were made such as: local governments should strive to raise and maintain revenue that would enable her deliver projects and services that guarantee quality living to the grassroots. This has the potency of reducing the incidence of rural-urban drift; local governments should be more people-centered in approach, such that necessary collaboration/partnership with communities in its domain can facilitate the process of rural development.
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