INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IN NIGERIA: AN ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PLATEAU STATE, ITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IN NIGERIA: AN ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PLATEAU STATE, ITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

 

 

A B S T R A C T

While intergovernmental relations is the pivot of Federal system of government the World over, intergovernmental financial relations is the crux of the relationship in any federal arrangement. In fact, it is this financial relationship that this research project is all about, and it focuses attention to the period 1976/81. In addition to tracing the evolution and analyses of intergovernmental relation in Nigeria, this study also assesses and analyses the nature of functional relations, tax jurisdiction, fiscal policies and revenue allocation as they affect the three levels of government during the period under review. The study also surveys and analyses the evolution of financial and administrative control measures between the federal,-state and local governments with a view to providing useful suggestions for future improvement. For the purposes of statistical analysis, the figures for the fiscal years 1976/81 have been chosen at random and provided for both the federal, state and local governments. This includes their respective revenue sources both internal and external as well as expenditures for the period under review. Brief comparative analysis of intergovernmental fiscal federalism of the U.S.A. Dominion of Canada and the Commonwealth of Australia is made with a view to deriving lessons for Nigeria. The paper is divided into five chapters. Chapter one introduces the theme of the study which is intergovernmental relations in Nigeria while chapter two reviewed the related literature on the subject matter of intergovernmental financial relations. Chapter three deals with the evolution of xiii Intergovernmental relations in Nigeria with particular reference to the nature of functional relations, and the fourth chapter considers the question of Tax Jurisdiction, revenue allocation and the evolution of financial and administrative control measures between the levels of governments in the country. Lastly, chapter five deals with conclusions and recommendations which consider the future prospects for intergovernmental financial relations in Nigeria,, Finally, I hope that the study will be found useful and interesting to the elementary understanding of the subject matter.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page- – – – – – – – – i
Approval page – – – – – – – -ii
Dedication – – – – – – – – -iii
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – -iv
Abstract – – – – – – – – – -v
Table of content – – – – – – – -vi

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION – – – – – – – -1
1.0 Background of the study – – – – -1
1.1 Statement of the problem – – – – -5
1.2 Purpose of the study – – – – – -6
1.3 Significance of the study – – – – -8
1.4 Research questions – – – – – -9
1.5 Scope of the study – – – – – – -10

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW – – – – – – -11

CHAPTER THREE

Research methodology – – – – – – -39
Design of study – – – – – – – -40

CHAPTER FOUR

Presentation, analysis and interpretation of data – -48

CHAPTER FIVE

Summary of findings – – – – – – -60
Conclusion – – – – – – – – -61
Recommendations – – – – – – – -62
Suggestions for further research – – – – -64
References – – – – – – – – -65
Appendix I – – – – — – – – -68
Questionnaire. – – – – – – – -69

INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IN NIGERIA: AN ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PLATEAU STATE, ITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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