SOCIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ATIBA LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN 1996 TO 2014. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Thisproject work is set to examine the socio-economic in Atiba local government in 1996-2014. It shed light on historical of Atiba local government and its importance in the Yoruba history. The town wheel of progress in the town has not achieve the desired goals due to the neglect of the agent of transformation in the sight of government (Federal and State) it recommended that collaborative efforts is needed to transform the town to endurable position among the committee of town in Oyo state and Nigeria at large. Both primary and secondary source were employed to make this project a Original. This information will be collected through secondary sources and oral interview. The researcher will have detail information as regards the history of Atiba. This work will be useful presently and later to the forthcoming generations to know much about the history and Origin of Atiba and its environs. The researcher has been able to establish facts and had access to the history of Atiba, also these facts had become an eye-opener as regards some traditions and customs of the Atiba people, thus the research work had widened the horizon of not only the researcher but also the people who would make use of this work day in day out.
1.1 General Background
The local government is the closest tier of government to the people in Nigeria. However, local government can simply be defined as the government at the grassroots level, created to govern the affairs of a defined area.
Local government is a sub-government organ or body created by the central government of ACT of parliament to be in charge of political administration of a locality or a local unit in a state. The United Nations Department of Public Administration Defines Local government as a political subdivision of a nation which is constituted by law and has substantial control of local affairs, including the powers to impose taxes or to exact labor for prescribed purposes. The governing body of such an entity is elected or otherwise locally selected.
A number of important factors come out very clearly firm this conception. First, that a local government is a lower government compared to a national government, second, it is set up by law and has certain responsibilities. it is normally elected hugh Whalen made some additional contribution when he arrived that, each unit of local government in any system is assumed to possess the following characteristics, a given territory and population, an institute structure, a separate legal identity, a range of powers and functions authorized by delegation from the appropriate central or intermediate “Legislature and Lastly within the ambit of such delegation autonomy subject always to the test of reasonableness.