The study assessed the secondary school student’s performance in junior studies in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
The chapter one of this projects deals with the background information to the study, statement of the problem, purpose of the study research questions, significance of the study, research hypothesis, delimitation of the study and definition of terms.
Chapter two deals with literature review and was carried out in many aspect. While chapter three deals with the research design, population of the study, sample and sampling technique, research instrument, validity of the instrument, reliability of the instrument, administration of the instrument and method of data analysis.
Finally, Chapter four presents the analysis of data and their results based on the research question formulated. Chapter five also summaries, the important and problems that associated with revenue generation in Local Government, conclusion and recommendations was focused on the problems revenue collection.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION OF THE STUDY
Revenue collection is one of the basic sources of income to Local Government. The word “Revenue” according to oxford advanced dictionary of current English means income, especially the total annual income of the state government department which collect money for public funds while the official handbook defines Local Government at local level, exercised through representative councils established by land to exercise specific power within defined act.
In the official handbooks of the reform of Local Government introduced by the Federal Government. It is the belief of government that is only through effective revenue collection that can male Local Government to develop.
It is hoped that every state of Nigeria will benefit from the continue prosperity of the country through the availability of amenities, such as electricity, adequate water supply improved transportation, health care facilities to mention a few.
To achieve the objectives, Local Government will require large financial resources. The purpose of raising revenue in Local Government and has constitutional power to collect ranges of revenue allotted.
The constitution allows the Local Government to use some element of force to collect the revenue.
The relevance of this definition are two fold, one is the Local Government has responsibilities to provide a range of social services defined by the law which established it. To provide these services exploit and tap the resources within the Local Government. The Local Government (Councillors) must work under the law with a view to fulfilling their responsibilities to the people. The performance of the Local Government services should be such that can be compared favourably with other Local Government.
The social services include, surface and concrete drainage, roads refuse collection and disposal properly maintained and equipped primary schools building, well built and maintained modern markets standard motor park and recreational facilities to mention a few.
The financial resources available to Local Government are not commensurable to her position and this has greatly hampered distribution of the social services to the people.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This project attempts to find out:
- The problems associated with revenue collection in Local Government especially Akure North Local Government with intention of offering solutions which can help in solving the problems.
- To find out the factor militating against the effective revenue collection.
- To find out if the Local Government is praying its role in revenue collection.
- To stress the need for proper collection of revenue.