AIM: To build the capacity of local government officials and those wishing to join the public service. The programme provides foundational learning in the functional areas of local government and development management.
OBJECTIVE: Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:
- Explain the distinctiveness of local government as part of the public sector in development and service delivery.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of governance within a prescribed statutory and legal framework.
- Understand the influence of the environment on local government and differentiate between the influences of the various role players in this regard.
- Apply ethical practices in management and decision making in local government.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the components of the external environment and its impact on local government.
- Understand the process of managing finances and budgets in local governments.
- Apply managerial skills in managing a local government workforce optimally.
- Apply project management skills in managing local government.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Local Government Administrators, Councilors, Senior Manager in Local Government, Researchers and Policy Analysts, etc.
- THE LEGAL REGIME OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA
- POWERS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
- THE CONTROL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA
- SOURCES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUE
- REVENUE OFFENCES AND PENALTIES BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONARIES
- REVENUE GENERATION
- FINANCIAL CONTROL
- MUNICIPAL FINANCE AND CASE STUDIES
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