The research topic Local Government as an agent of Rural Development is centered on the strategy to improve the economic and social well-being to the people who are mostly poor. The man aim of this research work is to examine and evaluate the challenges of rural development which are enormous ranging from poor leadership, illiteracy, and unemployment adequate health facilities etc. this project formulated hypothesis that were tested an funding analyzed, recommendations made to tackled these challenges. This project work was carried out in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, the researcher found out that in spite of the concentration of the people living in this Local Government, in some parts. People are still living in high rate of poverty; low standard of living etc. earlier noted that bad leadership coming from the local government Authority has been the major problem and hindrance of the growth of rural development.