Political sc. 413 – Local Government in Nigeria Past Qestions



Political sc. 413 – Local Government in Nigeria

First semester examinations, 2013/2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Time allowed; 3 hours

Instruction: Answer Question number 6 and any other three questions of your choice.

  1. The autonomy of local government in Nigeria is a myth rather than a reality. Discuss with concrete examples.
  2. Discuss the evolution of modern local government in Nigeria.
  3. Examine the term ‘Community Development’. Discuss the role of local government in community development in Nigeria.
  4. With relevant examples, identify and discuss the pathologies of local government administration in Nigeria.
  5. Examine the relationship between local government and other tiers of government in Nigeria
  6. As an expert in local government studies, write a position paper on how local government in Nigeria can be made result-oriented.
  7. Discuss the role of traditional rulers in the contemporary local government administration in Nigeria.
  8. As a guru in local government finance, suggest and briefly explain five (5) innovative ways local governments can be financially autonomous in Nigeria

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