Concept of Local Government 

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In today’s Religious and National Values class, we will be talking about Concept of Local Government 

Concept of Local Government 

Concept of Local Government

The local government is a body of people who control public affairs at the grassroots. It can also be called the nearest or closest government to the people in any community.

Duties of the local government

The duties or roles of a local government include the following:

  1. It maintains law and order in the community.
  2. It collects rates and gives licenses for bicycles, trucks, canoes, wheelbarrows, carts, television sets, radio sets, etc.
  3. It constructs and maintains local roads called Trunk C roads.
  4. It maintains drains, parks, open spaces and other public facilities, such as recreation centers.
  5. It names roads and streets, and also numbers homes.
  6. It registers births, deaths and marriages.
  7. It provides and maintains health services, e.g. dispensaries, health centers and maternity centers.


In summary, the local government is the last or third level of government in a federation like Nigeria. The levels of government in a federation are the Federal, State and Local governments.



What is a local government?


Reading Assignment

Identify three roles of a local government 


Weekend Assignment

Write the local government of your state of origin and the name of the local government chairman. 


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