LOCAL GOVERNMENT & PROVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICE IN NIGERIA

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THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PROVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICE IN NIGERIA A CASE STUDY OF SOKOTO SOUTH

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

A local government is recognized through its function and the purpose it serve or makes to the local populace. It sees to the cultural, political social and economic development of the people within its jurisdiction towards ensuring the improvement of their living standard and to bring about better living condition.

The local populace or people are however the rural dwellers. The question that really comes to mind is why social service or who should contribute to social development and transformation. Noticeably, social service and local government are interrelated. Hence they work hand in hand.

Social service implies that changes and innovation under modernization of sub-tons within the local government which are very for away to the state or regional government.

 However, it should be emphasized that the experienced colonial administration of the birth in Nigeria before independence in 1960 brought a great set back in the grass root development and social transformation which was a result of the selfish interest of the British government, in other words, one can say that colonial administration has exploited both the human and nature resources of people through various means such as: force labour high taxation, indirect rule system of  government and imbalance of payment in trade exercise and thus left social amenities in our area underdeveloped therefore, in an attempt to reduce the problems created by the British government administration if not totally bring about it eradication, the federal government in 1976 launched a nationwide local government reform which was attempt to aimed at trying local government under the same umbrella for effective and sufficient administration and to mark uniformity in their development which now pave way for turning point the history of local government.

The objective of federal government blue print called the guideline for local government reform was improve he quality and image of local government all over Nigeria an effective local government is better placed as a government of the grass root for the development or rural area. In the words of education saovina, it involves a through on-going transformation of social structure and extensive mobilization and motivation of the masses. However, a government that is for away from the day to day realities of rural areas is unlikely to be  required with the task of rural transaction and development in us also has this view, local government are total government worth as basic tissue are to human bodily, without which government will not frugality. Social service transformation as part of local government endeavor shall be discussed in subsequent chapter ahead.

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PROVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICE IN NIGERIA A CASE STUDY OF SOKOTO SOUTH

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PROVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICE IN NIGERIA A CASE STUDY OF SOKOTO SOUTH




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