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Accountability and Corruption in local government administration in Nigeria (case study of Katsina Local Government)

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This project work examined Accountability and corruption in local government administration in Nigeria. Corruption is a practical problem involving the outright theft, embezzlement of funds or other appropriation of state property, nepotism and granting of favour to personal acquaintances. It has been argued that corruption involves behaviors that deviate from the moral and constitutional requirements. Literatures on corruption and the administration of local government were discussed. Survey design was employed with the use of a well structured questionnaire. Respondents were selected based on simple random sampling technique. A sample of three hundred (300) was drawn for the purpose of gathering data. One Hundred (100) out of the Three Hundred (300) were selected from staff of Katsina Local Government Council and Two Hundred (200) from the residents of Katsina Local Government Area. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested with the use of Chi-Square analysis. The analysis resulted to rejecting all null hypotheses and hence accepting the three alternate hypotheses. Based on decisions of the tested hypotheses conclusions were reached that corruption in the local government administration is the brain behind non-performance of local government administration development wise, also Inadequate revenue affects the council administration, and the accounting system of the local government encourages corruption. Recommendations were proffered to Katsina's Local Government, State Government and Federal Government. ...
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