EFFECTIVE INTERVAL CONTROL MEASURES AS TOOLS FOR TRANSPARENCY, PROBITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC RESOURCES:A CASE STUDY OF IGBO ETITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL OF ENUGU STATE). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON ACCOUNTING
The research work (Effective internal control measures as tools for probity, Transparency and accountability in the management of public resources) will identify the problems that lead to frond and mismanagement of public resources in local Government(s) The main objective of this project is to evaluate the role played by the management in resolving the inadequacy of internal control towards the achievement of planned objectives.The methodologies that will be adopted for the research are: self-administered internal control questionnaire, oral interviews, observation and literature review. For the fact that there is no project without limitations, the following constraint will be encountered financial constraints, lack of cooperation by some respondents and time constraints.In order to ensure probity and accountability in local government system internal check method should be used to organize the enter operations of office and the duties of the respective staff.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The need for effective internal control measures as tools for transparency, probity and accountability in the management of public resources cannot be over emphasized. This starts from the fact that right from the creation of the world, means in-seniority cannot be compromised. As a result of that, there is need to make rules or laws guiding financial management or internal control for proper discharge of responsibilities.
Thus, internal rules and regulations, financial laws, constitutions, criminal coders, audit Act of 1958, appropriate Act, treasury circulars and Audit circulars, represent steps forwards in trying to control man’s management of public resources.
Corruption in Nigeria has earned for itself official recognition. The level of corruption has become so alarming that Nigeria’s reputation is being denoted abroad. This informs the reasons for the formation of anti-corruption Act by the present government headed by president Olusegun Obasanjo whose seal on the issue assisted in the early drafting of the anti-corruption will which later passed into law, having gone through the legislative process. The law to be cited as prohibition and punishment of bribery, corruption and other related offences act is meant to curb all forms of social, economic, politically corruption that has continually (hinder the growth of the ratio undermine public accountability, transparency and probity in the management of public resources.