Local Government Performance Report
Background & Scope
Why Local Government Performance Report?
Local government administration in Nigeria is meant to pivot the delivery of public goods at the most remote section of the country to people at the grassroots, who may never have the opportunity to meet a state government or have the platform to make known their demands.
Local government structure provides provision of primary healthcare services, maintenance of roads, waste disposal and management, community policing, provision of sports and recreational centres are some of the basic and essential functions that local governments are best suited to perform due to their proximity to the people.
Notwithstanding, development has not thrived up to public expectations at the grassroots level due to the alleged lack of a culture of accountability and transparency in the administration of local government in Nigeria. Accountability and transparency at the local government level are opaque. Hence this vague structure makes citizens’ demands difficult at this level. People do not have basic information about how LGAs work, their local government chairmen, an annual budget of the LGAs, federal allocations, and the project embarked on by the Local government.
To solve this cyclical challenge of open governance, especially at the local level, we are introducing the Local Government Performance Report.
All (20) Local governments in Lagos State were assessed in the first phase of the project.
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The Local Government Performance Report will help ask critical questions of grassroots governance and help document the performance & concerns raised by their citizens during the project.
The Local Government Performance Survey & Report will encourage citizens to hold further their local government administrators accountable.
June 27th – August 31st, 2022.