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THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF BENDE L.G.A IN ABIA STATE)

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CHAPTER ONE

1.1     INTRODUCTION

Local government has and will continue to be of the prime mort of development in different parts of the world and their importance and impact on the daily activities of citizens cannot be over emphasized.

The terms local government refers to a political authority set up by a nation as a subordinate authority for the purpose of dispensing or decentralizing (political) power in the English souse, it means local self government.

Local government is a political sub-division of a national government or in federal system, a sub-division of regional government in fact local government administration so intentioned with community development that any discussion on one out of necessity involves in essence was created solidly to bring development to the community at the grass-roots.

Community development is with a new ideology. It is defined as a process by which the efforts of the people themselves are lives with those of government authorities to improve the economic social and cultural conditions of the communities to integrate into the life of active and to enable them to fully contribute to the national progress.

Also the role of local government at the local level is clearly recognized as one of the underlying basis of the 1976 local government reformed which emphasizes that none of the principle objective of local government is to mobilize human and material resources through the involvement of members of the public in the promotion of local government many communities had built schools constructed roads bridges and organized higher education, scholarship schemes for linear children etc.

Community development as we recognize today is based on and has grown out of experience of the past.

What is new is that these principles are now becoming more widely recognized than ever before the principles of community development are not new, but it is the emphasis which makes almost a revolutionary. The concept of community development is based on the faith in the ability of people to learn to help them attain improved standard of living building better communities taking one one step at a time. Rural development has thus remained one of the priority items of the programmes of one administration. In draining up the blue print for rural development government of Abia State aims primarily at sensitizing and mobilizing the people at the grass-root level and deliberately and actively involving them in effective community development encouraging integrated and multi-dimension approach community development for the government to achieve the grass-roots development it must get closer to the people community development groups and local government should work very closely because for instance a service project such as maternity dispensary or school which is built without the relevant main tenancy expense of such service are usually too heavy to be borne unaided to such.

1.2  STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

       Statement of the problem should help you clearly identify the purpose of the project you will propose. Often, the statement problem will also serve as the basis for the introductory section of your final proposal directing your reader attention quickly to the issues that your proposed project will address and providing the reader with a concise statement of the proposed project itself.

A statement problem need not be long and windy. One page is more than enough for a good statement of problem.

1.3  OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

       The broad objective of the study is to find out the roles of local government in community development in bende local government.

The following are the specific objective of this study.

  1. To determine the impact of finding on community development.
  2. To determine the impact of corruption on rural development in Nigeria.
  3. To establish the use of trained and professional workers in community development.
  4. To ascertain the impact of local government authority on rural development in Nigeria.

1.4  RESEARCH QUESTION

The following research questions, will guide the study.

  1. What impact dose finding have on the development of rural areas in Nigeria.
  2. To what extent dose corruption affect rural development in bende government.
  3. How dose lack of trained and professional personal affect the standardization of project in community development.
  4. What impact will local government authority have on rural development in Nigeria.

1.5  SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

       Somehow, most communities in bende seem to be legging behind in community development because of the above mentioned problems. As such, his study will be of benefit, it many people.

       This work is expected to assist our policy makes who have taken it upon themselves to sensitize the rural dwellers in bende local government. This is because through the finding of this work, they would then appreciate the importance of identifying the needs of communities before embarking on any project in a community.

1.6  SCOPE OF THE STUDY

       It is obvious that Nigeria is a country that has 774 local government in the country this assignment was narrowed down to one local government area, which is bende local government area in easy accessibility and the emphasis therefore is the role of local government.

1.7  LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

       As a result of the numerous local government area that is bende local government in Abia state the emphasis therefore should be the role of local government in community development. Lots of constraints were encountered in the financial constraints, scarcity of material and ignorance on the part of the respondents. But by the grace of God, I was able to assemble to the best of my ability the key information that will form a picture of what the study demands and hope that their constraints will pave away in subsequent to make for enlacement where necessary.

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