The Social Sciences

Year: 2011
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
Page No. 235 - 240

Autonomy and Local Capacity: An Analysis of the Performance Profile of EDO State Local Govenrment Councils (June 1999 to December 2006)

Authors : S.I. Ebohon, Osa Osemwota and Phillip Agbebaku

Abstract: Autonomy and performance are the recurrent themes in contemporary local government discourse. This study examines the revenue profile and capacity disposition of the local government councils in Edo state from 1999-2006. Empirical evidence from the study suggests that capacity for the local government councils to grow even in the face of rising revenue is inhibited by the deployment of centrally and locally derived resources for bureaucratic ends like salaries, wages, training, touring advances and other related overhead expenditure. The study concludes on the basis of empirical evidence that for meaningful autonomy and development to take root, the gap between internally generated revenue and statutory allocation as well as that between recurrent and capital appropriation which are the main features of local government councils in Edo state must be reversed.

How to cite this article:

S.I. Ebohon, Osa Osemwota and Phillip Agbebaku, 2011. Autonomy and Local Capacity: An Analysis of the Performance Profile of EDO State Local Govenrment Councils (June 1999 to December 2006). The Social Sciences, 6: 235-240.

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