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POLITICAL RECRUITMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA, 1999 – 2005

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. i
Approval Page …………………………………………………………………………………………… ii
Certification……………………………………………………………………………………………… iii
Dedication ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. iv
Acknowledgement……………………………………………………………………………………… v
Table of Contents ……………………………………………………………………………………… vi
List of Table …………………………………………………………………………………………….. ix
Abstract ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. x
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study ………………………………………………………….. 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem ………………………………………………………… 5
1.3 Objectives of the Study …………………………………………………………… 7
1.4 Significance of the Study ……………………………………………………….. 7
1.5 Scope and Limitation of the Study …………………………………………… 8
1.6 Literature Review ………………………………………………………………….. 9
1.7 Theoretical Framework\ ……………………………………………………….. 38
1.8 Hypotheses ………………………………………………………………………… 46
1.9 Methods of Data Collection …………………………………………………. 46
CHAPTER TWO: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND THE
INSTITUTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
IN ENUGU STATE
2.1 Historical Background of Enugu State …………………………………… 62
2.2 Structure of Local Government in Enugu State ………………………… 69
2.3 Functions of Local Government Administration in Enugu State …. 79
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CHAPTER THREE: POLITICAL RECRUITMENT AND
INCUMBENCY FACTOR IN ENUGU STATE
3.1 The Incumbency Factor(s) in a Dependent State ……………………….. 87
3.2 Politics of Local Government Dissolution ………………………………. 89
3.3 Ebeano Political Family/Group …………………………………………….. 95
3.4 Nomination/Appointment of Political Officeholders ……………….. 97
3.5 The Use of Incumbency Power …………………………………………… 104
3.6 Summary of Findings ………………………………………………………… 108
CHAPTER FOUR: THE MERIT SYSTEM AND POLITICAL
RECRUITMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ADMINISTRATION IN ENUGU STATE
4.1 Absence of Formal Merit System of Recruitment in Local
Government Administration Undermine Political Recruitment 115
4.2 Political Culture in Local Government Administration ………….. 118
4.3 Political Socialization in Local Administration ……………………… 124
4.4 Political Parties …………………………………………………………………. 139
4.5 Political Corruption ……………………………………………………………. 148
4.6 Anti-Corruption Crusades …………………………………………………… 164
CHAPTER FIVE: THE IMPLICATION OF METHODS OF
RECRUITMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ADMINISTRATION IN ENUGU STATE
5.1 The Implications of the Informal System of Recruitment in
Enugu State ……………………………………………………………… ……172
5.2 The Social Implications of Using Informal Method of
Recruitment ……………………………………………………176
5.3 The Economic Implications of Using Informal Method of
Recruitment …………………………………………………………………….. 181
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5.4 The Political Implications of Using Informal Method of
Recruitment …………………………………………………………………….. 188
5.5 Discussion of the Findings ………………………………………………… 193
CHAPTER SIX: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND
RECOMMENDATION
6.1 Summary ……………………………………………………………………………. 229
6.2 Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………. 244
6.3 Recommendation………………………………………………………………… 252
BIBLIOGRAPHY ………………………………………………………………………………….. 259
APPENDIX ………………………………………………………….

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