THE IMPACT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF ENUGU STATE)

ABSTRACT

In this research work, the researcher intended to have a general discussion with local government as my background.  But lack of space may not allow me for detailed discussion and analysis. However, all essentials part of the impact of local government administration in economic and social development in Nigeria are discussed. In chapter one, I discussed the background, the problem, purpose of the study, scope, some research question and research hypothesis, significance, and some definition of terms. In chapter two, contains review of related literature, local government, social and economic development process, characteristic of rural area and the history of local government in Nigeria. Furthermore, chapter three contains research design, area of the study, population and sample size, instrument for data collection validation of instrument, reliability of instrument and method of data collection and method of data analysis. And chapter four, contains presentation and analysis of data, testing of hypothesis and summary of result. Finally chapter five, contains discussion of result findings, conclusion, implication of the research findings, recommendation, limitation and suggestion for further research.

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