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Local Government Reform of 1976

Local Government Reform of 1976

  1. The 1976 reform established a uniform system of local government as regards their functions, structure, and financing nationwide.
  2. The local government was made the third tier of government of the federation.
  3. The 1976 reform created large sized local government areas nationwide.
  4. The federal government was to fund the local government with a statutory percentage share of the federation account and state revenue went to the local government. Also, special grants were made available to the Local Government Service Board and Commission.
  5. The office of Chairman and Supervisory Councillors were made full-time.
  6. The 1976 local government reform prevented traditional rulers from practicing politics by setting up a separate council of chiefs with essential advisory role.
  7. The reform harmonised the condition of service of local government personnel with the personnel of the state and federal governments.
  8. The 1976 reform granted full democratisation of all local governments in Nigeria.
  9. The Chairman and Councillors were made to be elected and also paid fixed monetary allowances.

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