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WOMEN AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF EPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF LAGOS STATE

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TABLE OF CONTENT
Title Page i
Approval page ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgements iv
Abstract v
Table of Contents vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the Study 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem 4
1.3 Objectives of the Study 7
1.4 Significance of the Study 7
1.5 Scope and Limitation of the Study 9
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Literature Review 10
2.1.1 The Nature of Local Government 11
2.1.1.1 Defining Characteristics of Local Government 13
2.1.2 Position of Women in Nigeria’s Development 16
2.1.3 Women and Grassroots Development in Nigeria 18
2.1.4 Strategies for Enhancing the Contributions of Women in
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Development Process 19
2.1.5 Women Empowerment: An Explication 19
2.1.6 Understanding the Importance of Women Empowerment in
Local Government Development 23
2.1.7 Struggle for Women Emancipation in Nigeria 26
2.1.8 Women Organizations in Nigeria 28
2.1.10 Objectives of Women Organizations/Association in Nigeria 36
2.1.12 Problems Militating Against the Women and their Contributions in
Grassroots Development in Nigeria 36
2.1.13 Prospects of Women in Grassroots Development in Nigeria 40
2.2 Hypotheses 43
2.3 Operationalization of Key Concepts 44
2.4 Methodology 45
2.4.1 Research Design 45
2.4.2 Sources of Data Collection 46
2.4.2.1 Primary Source of Data Collection 46
2.4.2. 2 Secondary Source of Data Collection 46
2.4.3 Population of the Study 46
2.4.4 Sample Size and Sampling Technique 47
2.4.5 Instrumentation 48
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2.4.6 Validity and Reliability of Instrument 49
2.4.7 Method of Data Analysis 51
2.5 Theoretical Framework 52
CHAPTER THREE: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON EPE LOCAL
GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE
3.1 Historical Background of Epe Local Government 64
3.2 Geographical Location of Epe Local Government 65
3.3 Socio-Cultural/Traditional Life of the People 65
3.4 Economic Activities of the People 69
3.5Educational Achievement of the Local Government in the State 72
3.6 Political Life of Epe People 77
3.7 Clinic and Maternity Centres in Epe Local Government Area 85
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1 Data Presentation 86
4.2 Findings 134
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
5.1 Summary 139
5.2 Recommendations 141
5.3 Conclusion 143
Bibliography 145
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