REVENUE GENERATION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS (A CASE STUDY OF ABAK LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL)

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ABSTRACT

This study examined the revenue generation in the local government; an assessment of problems and prospects using Abak Local Government Council as a case study. The study adopted the survey research design while the convenience sample techniques were used to select fifty (50) respondents as the sample size of the study. The instrument for the study was a self employed questionnaire and the forms were personally administered. Findings from the study revealed that the challenges of revenue generation in the Local Government council include; corruption, fraud and misappropriate of generated revenue, lack of foresight and entrepreneurial skills, non-utilization of resources, inability of implementing bye-laws. The study revealed that the contribution of revenue generation to the local government are building of reception halls, establishment of local government banking services, mass transit transportation programmes, provision of basic infrastructure. The study also revealed that the sources of revenue generation available to local government are taxes, fines, rent, and property tax. While the strategies of enhancing revenue generation in the local government are proper accountability, recruitment and training of officers, investment in revenue yielding venture, identification of fines and taxes. It was therefore recommended that, the local government council authorities should consider better ways of motivating revenue staff such as promotion and compensation of revenue staff provision of basic infrastructure and building of reception halls to help them generate more revenue to the local government council through revenue drive.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Title Page –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       i

Approval Page            –       –       –       –       –       –       –       ii

Certification        –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       iii

Dedication –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       iv

Acknowledgements             –       –       –       –       –       –       v-vi

Abstract     –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       vii

List of Tables              –       –       –       –       –       –       –       viii

Table of Contents               –       –       –       –       –       –       ix-x

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

  1. Background of the Study     –         –         –         –         –         1-2
    1. Statement of the Problem             –         –         –         –         3
    1. Objectives of the Study       –         –         –         –         –         4
    1. Research Questions            –         –         –         –         –         4
    1. Significant of the Study        –         –         –         –         –         5
    1. Scope of the Study             –         –         –         –         –         5
    1. Limitations of the Study       –         –         –         –         –         6
    1. Organization of the Study    –         –         –         –         –         6-7
    1. Definition of Terms             –         –         –         –         –         7-8

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CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERTURE

2.1    The Conceptual of Revenue Generation         –       –       –       9-11

2.2    Sources of Revenue Generation    –       –       –       –       11-14

2.3    History of Local Government in Nigeria –       –       –       14-16

2.4    Contribution of Revenue to the Local Government   –       16-18       

2.5    Challenges of Revenue Generation in the

        Local Government       –       –       –       –       –       –       18-21

2.6    Strategies of Enhancing Revenue Generation in

        the Local Government         –       –       –       –       –       –       22-24

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHDOLOGY

3.1    Research Design        –       –       –       –       –       –       –       25

3.2    Population of the Study       –       –       –       –       –       26

3.3    Sample and Sampling Technique –       –       –       –       26

3.4    Instrumentation          –       –       –       –       –       –       26-27

3.5    Method of Data Analysis      –       –       –       –       –       27

3.6    Problems of Data Collection –       –       –       –       –       27-28

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CHAPTER FOUR

DATA PRESENTATION ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

4.1    Analysis of Research Questions    –       –       –       –       29

4.1.1 Research Question One       –       –       –       –       –       29-31

4.1.2 Research Question Two       –       –       –       –       –       31-33

4.1.3 Research Question Three     –       –       –       –       –       33-34

4.1.4 Research Question Four      –       –       –       –       –       35-36

4.2    Discussion of Findings         –       –       –       –       –       –       36-38

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS CONCLUSION AND

RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1    Summary of Findings          –       –       –       –       –       39-40

5.2    Conclusion         –       –       –       –       –       –       –       –       40-41

5.3    Recommendations      –       –       –       –       –       –       41-42

        References

        Appendices