AN APPRAISAL OF THE CHALLENGES OF FUND MANAGEMENT IN THE NIGERIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM. (A CASE STUDY OF LOKOJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT)

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                                                                            Abstract
This research work deal extensively on the appraisal of effective financial management of Local Government funds in Lokoja local government area. The population focus on local Government system in order to examine the level of financial management. Thus, the population sample is selected within Lokoja local government area in Nigeria. Out of the sixteen local governments, sampling is selected randomly. Data were collected from both primary and secondary sources such as textbooks, Journal, government gazette while primary sources include questionnaire and personal interview. The responses to the questionnaire were analyzed by the application of Regression Coefficient in providing necessary conclusion and recommendation. Hence, this study revealed that there is an urgent need for local Government System in Nigeria to improve their financial control mechanism and to rationalize its expenditure patterns, in order to achieve optimum performance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page . . . . . . . . i
Approval page . . . . . . . ii
Dedication . . . . . . . iii
Acknowledgement . . . . . . iv
Table of contents . . . . . . v
CHAPTER ONE:
1.0 Introduction . . . . . . . 3
1.1 Background of the study . . . . . 4
1.2 Statement of problem . . . . . . 6
1.3 Significance of the study . . . . . 7
1.4 Purpose of the study . . . . . . 9
1.5 Research questions . . . . . . 10
1.6 Research hypothesis . . . . . . 11
1.7 Scope of the study . . . . . . 11
1.8 Limitations of the study . . . . . 12
1.9 Definition of terms . . . . . . 13
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Introduction . . . . . . . 16
2.2 Concept of local government administration in local
government finance management . . . 16
2.3 Concept of revenue generation . . . . 18
2.4 Policy of tax system . . . . . . 22
2.5 Concept of local government finance . . . 23
2.6 Function of local government . . . . 23
2.7 Local government finance memoranda . . . 25
2.8 Control of expenditure . . . . . 28
2.9 Control of receipts and revenue earning book . 29
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.1 Research design . . . . . . . 31
3.2 Area of the study . . . . . . 31
3.3 Population of the study . . . . . 31
3.4 Method of data collection . . . . . 31
3.5 Administration and retrieval of instrument . . 32
3.6 Problem of methodology . . . . . 33
3.7 Method of data analysis . . . . . 33
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.0 Presentation of data . . . . . . 34
4.1 Data analysis . . . . . . . 35
4.2 Test of hypothesis . . . . . . 42
4.3 Discussion of findings . . . . . . 47
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary . . . . . . . . 49
5.2 Recommendations . . . . . . 50
5.3 Conclusion . . . . . . . 54
Bibliography
Appendix