• Dr. Julius Olaniyi Adeoye
  • Dr. Okotie William
  • Dr. Oludolapo Omolara Dada
  • Prof. Anthony Mayowa OLADOYIN



Constitution, Corruption, Joint Account, Local government, State government



Local government is the third tier of government that is charged with the responsibility of providing good governance to the grassroots. It is a machinery through which the will of government is expressed to the people at the local level. For some reasons local government in Nigeria cannot perform its statutory functions effectively due to many problems encountered which include unconstitutional marriage between State and Local government. The study employed survey research with quantitative technique of research where both primary and secondary sources are used. The study used simple regression analysis to analyse its result.The study found out that Ijebu-Ode local government area has not performed effectively and efficiently in the delivery of infrastructure in the area. The work is limited to Ijebu-Ode local government area where infrastructural facilities are only considered. The study argues that corruption in the local government, Nigeria and irresponsible marriage between State and the local government are the foremost reasons for the poor performance of local government in Nigeria.


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Author Biographies

Dr. Julius Olaniyi Adeoye

Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria

Dr. Okotie William

Department of Public Administration, University of Benin, Benin City, Benin

Dr. Oludolapo Omolara Dada

Department of Public Administration, Lead-City University, Lagos-Ibadan Express way, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Prof. Anthony Mayowa OLADOYIN

Department of Public Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria


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How to Cite

Dr. Julius Olaniyi Adeoye, Dr. Okotie William, Dr. Oludolapo Omolara Dada, & Prof. Anthony Mayowa OLADOYIN. (2024). LOCUS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA: DOES IT LIVE UP TO IT?. International Journal of Social Science, Management and Economics Research, 2(2), 64–83.