BARRIERS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN A FEDERAL SYSTEM: THE CASE OF NIGERIA

@inproceedings{Mead2008BARRIERSTL,
  title={BARRIERS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN A FEDERAL SYSTEM: THE CASE OF NIGERIA},
  author={Timothy D. Mead},
  year={2008}
}
Nigeria's constitutional system explicitly establishes local autonomy as one of the principles of its “three tier” federalism. Over the thirty years of Nigerian Independence, however, there have been barriers to local government autonomy—even under civilian rule—that have prevented the constitutional ideal from being realized. Some of the barriers are holdovers from the traditional society and some are of contemporary origin. None of the barriers is as troublesome as the recurrent military rule… CONTINUE READING