Local Government Administrative System In Nigeria: Reflection On the Creation of Eungu East Local Government Area
Local Governments across the globe are meant to be the closest tier of governance to the citizenry. It unarguably provides a platform for people to feel the impact of government, their voice heard and their pulse felt. Regrettably, in Nigeria, the reverse is the case as some unscrupulous politicians and administrators use it as an avenue to amass wealth, enrich their cronies, and impoverish their locality.
This unpleasant scenario continues to play out in her political culture and firmament unabated. It has made citizens distraught, heartbroken, and traumatized as their dream of participating actively in governance in their locality has been hugely shattered.
This book introspectively x-rayed the origin of local government administration in Nigeria, with particular focus on Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. It moved a step further to highlight and synthesize the processes it passed through to the present moment. To cap it up, the author proffered ways in which local governments could be useful to their constituencies in order to meet international standards and best practices.
The book will be of immense help to scholars and researchers who want to embark on in-depth exploratory study and enquiry of the socio-political cum economic benefits of local government administration in Nigeria. This inspiring, revealing, and rudimentary book will also be of immense benefit to those carrying out case studies of local government administration in Nigeria and help them have a comparative overview of how they work and how they ultimately affect the lives of people.
About the author.
Hon. Chief Joseph Agbo Ugwumba was born many decades ago in Ugwogo Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. He is an elder statesman, community leader, educationist cum administrator, and parliamentarian. In spite of his poverty and biting economic hardship from childhood, undeterred, he surmounted many challenges and rose from a Mason and Draughtsman, to stardom.
With the education he acquired in reputable institutions of the world, the friends he made when he traversed the length and breadth of Nigeria, his dream of assisting isolated people and rural communities, he was motivated to establish a Non-Governmental Organization that became internationally recognised.
Joseph Agbo Ugwumba