Fiscal Federalism and the Regarding Local Government Expenses in Nigeria (1976 – 2006): A Structural Research


Muhammed Tanimu

NSU/ADM/Ph. D. /032/10/11

A Seminar Paper Presented in incomplete fulfillment with the requirement for the award of Ph. M in Public Operations to the Office of General public Administration, Teachers of Supervision, Nasarawa Point out University, Keffi



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The real situation of Nigerian federalism constrains regional autonomy. It affects the area governments' capacity to mobilise and use revenue to meet their obligations within a sustainable way. This analyze examines the possible causes of this problem and concludes that their implications for local government are very critical. It even so recognises other issues like corruption, poverty, mismanagement and low quality of personnel, both political and career officials, which likewise undermines the role of local government authorities in advancement. The study affirmed the dominance of ingestion expenditure over capital expenditure, which contributed to non-performance of local government in areas of country and grassroots development. As well contributing to the nonperformance of local governments was the excessive control of local government over the spending budget of county. The part of County Service Commission rate and the Ministry or Office of Local Government in the Mouthpiece Governor's Workplace, has almost constrained the independence of local governments to use their very own resources for the skills that are of priority to their people. Nearly all the expenses of the local government must conform to the conditions of the Economic Memoranda, which is quite outdated and away of track with the developing role of local government in the 21st Century. This style of relationship between the state government and local federal government councils near your vicinity defeats the intention to generate local governments prime centres for sociable and economical development. The methodology implemented for this research includes econometric techniques, normal least potager, multiple and simple regression and time series analysis. Secondary and primary data were also collected for the analysis. On the basis of the results of regression analysis; md ideas testing depending on time series data masking 30-year period (1976-2006) and 12 county councils in six geopolitical zones near your vicinity, we founded a strong and positive romance between the regarding local government costs and exterior sources of earnings of the local government. The inference of this romantic relationship is that county expenditure count heavily around the external causes of revenue and less on the inside sources. The consequence of the hypothesis also showed that the external sources of revenue is the major determinant of local government expenditure both the persistent and capital expenditures over investigation (1976 - 2006). For the result of the Granger causality check using Augmented Dickey Larger (ADF) Product Root evaluation, the result confirmed that economic growth showed by GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT has brought on local government spending but the expenditure has not brought on economic development, that means you cannot find any feedback mechanism; hence, the variables are certainly not cointegrated. This implies that irrespective of the specification, there is no long-run romance between spending and economical growth. Within the null speculation that Con does not cause X, we observed that the test can be not significant for all the 3 models. This result has confirmed what was determined currently that public sector expenditure and profits do not transfer sympathy. Hence, for the Nigerian overall economy, even (hough there has been tremendous expansion in public areas spending seeing that oil...