Governance in Nigeria: Assessing the effects of the state joint local government account

Nigeria is one of the few countries in Africa that adopted a federal system of government, a system that envisages autonomy for every sector of its authorities and effective governance depends on an appropriate division of responsibilities and resources between federal, state and local authorities...

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Main Authors: Ahmad, Sanusi, Tabi'u, Abubakar, Mohamed, Ahmad Martadha
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Published: College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia 2013
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spelling my.uum.repo.119062014-08-24T07:14:43Z http://repo.uum.edu.my/11906/ Governance in Nigeria: Assessing the effects of the state joint local government account Ahmad, Sanusi Tabi'u, Abubakar Mohamed, Ahmad Martadha HJ Public Finance Nigeria is one of the few countries in Africa that adopted a federal system of government, a system that envisages autonomy for every sector of its authorities and effective governance depends on an appropriate division of responsibilities and resources between federal, state and local authorities supported by a sufficient institutional capacity at each of these levels to carry out its assigned functions.Unfortunately, to suit their political agenda and interests, state governments have maintained a great level of domination and control over Local Governments allocations through State Joint Local Government Account.Though it is constitutional but in practice the application of State Joint Local Government Account is far from the constitutional provisions and at the same time undermines the principles of good governance like efficiency, accountability, transparency, participation and accessibility.To ensure good governance at the grassroots level full financial autonomy must be accorded to local governments through scrapping of State Joint Local Government Account. College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia 2013 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://repo.uum.edu.my/11906/1/3.pdf Ahmad, Sanusi and Tabi'u, Abubakar and Mohamed, Ahmad Martadha (2013) Governance in Nigeria: Assessing the effects of the state joint local government account. Journal of Governance and Development, 9. pp. 151-164. ISSN 2289-4756 http://www.jgd.uum.edu.my/
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Governance in Nigeria: Assessing the effects of the state joint local government account
description Nigeria is one of the few countries in Africa that adopted a federal system of government, a system that envisages autonomy for every sector of its authorities and effective governance depends on an appropriate division of responsibilities and resources between federal, state and local authorities supported by a sufficient institutional capacity at each of these levels to carry out its assigned functions.Unfortunately, to suit their political agenda and interests, state governments have maintained a great level of domination and control over Local Governments allocations through State Joint Local Government Account.Though it is constitutional but in practice the application of State Joint Local Government Account is far from the constitutional provisions and at the same time undermines the principles of good governance like efficiency, accountability, transparency, participation and accessibility.To ensure good governance at the grassroots level full financial autonomy must be accorded to local governments through scrapping of State Joint Local Government Account.
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author Ahmad, Sanusi
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Mohamed, Ahmad Martadha
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title Governance in Nigeria: Assessing the effects of the state joint local government account
title_short Governance in Nigeria: Assessing the effects of the state joint local government account
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title_full_unstemmed Governance in Nigeria: Assessing the effects of the state joint local government account
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