A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EVOLUTION AND STRUCTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS IN NIGERIA AND LIBERIA
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Scirj Volume I, Issue IV, November 2013 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EVOLUTION AND STRUCTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS IN NIGERIA AND LIBERIA

Akpanim Ntekim Ekpe, Martha A. Ekpe, Dr. Ekong E. Daniel

Abstract: The Comparison of the evolution and Structure of Local Government Systems in Nigeria and Liberia offers fascinating insight into the study of comparative local government administrations in the world in general, and Africa in particular. Some of the structural and apparent problems facing local government system in most developing countries are structural dysfunctionality, and absence of acceptable and ideal structure, functions, and responsibilities that will make them responsive to the yearnings and aspirations of the rural populace. Besides, local governments in developing countries have not incorporated the criteria of locale, democratic/participatory and efficiencywhich Jones (1947), former Secretary to States for African colonies enunciated in their approaches to local government governance. The paper adopted descriptive, historical and comparative analysis. Secondary data were sourced from books, journals and official publications.The paper advocatesthe combination of federal and unitary elements inherent in their local political systems to restructure their respective local government systems. This would assure the realization of the desired roles of the local government system in the two countries.

Reference this Paper: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EVOLUTION AND STRUCTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS IN NIGERIA AND LIBERIA by Akpanim Ntekim Ekpe, Martha A. Ekpe, Dr. Ekong E. Daniel published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume I, Issue IV, November 2013 Edition, Page 64-70 ".

Search Terms: Comparative study, local government,concept of local government system,evolutionof local government system, structure of local government system, Nigeria, Liberia

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