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Local government financial condition and sustainable development of communities in Nigeria

Obal Usang Edet Usang, Basariah Salim
2016 Scholedge International Journal of Management & Development ISSN 2394-3378  
This paper aims at examining the financial condition of local governments in Nigeria and to assess its implications on sustainable development of communities. Secondary data from 122 local governments for a period of three years were utilized in examining the financial conditions of local governments in Nigeria. Findings show that the financial condition of local governments in Nigeria is poor, indicating financial distress. Hence, the deteriorating state of communities as less is available for
more » ... ss is available for development. There is need for the development of revenue generating and management strategies by local government administrators in order to ensure sustainable community development.
doi:10.19085/journal.sijmd030102 fatcat:do2njs2ynffpzkvgio7wuvvhxi