Afukonyo Shidoiku Daniel


This paper deals with issue of revenue generation and how it affects development in the rural areas. The key problem facing most local governments is lack of adequate finance to implement various developmental programmes especially at the rural areas. The specific objectives are: To examine the nature of revenue generation of the local government level and development in Jalingo Local Government Area; to assess the impact of revenue generation on development in Jalingo Local Government Area. The study adopted both primary and secondary source in collection of data. This research argued that local governments were faced with such challenges like inadequate finance, corruption, poor implementation of projects, lack of competent manpower, high level of illiteracy, lack of due consultation and non-involvement of local dwellers in policy decisions and hijack of local government allocation by the state government. Therefore, recommended an upward review of statutory allocations to local councils as well as direct disbursement of funds to local governments, better welfare package to workers and open administration that encourages local participation.


Issue, Revenue Generation, Development, Rural Areas, Jalingo Local Government Area.

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