BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Local government was nationally acclaimed as the their tier of government in 1976, it is a government. Exercised by democratically in 1976, it is a government exercised by democratically elected local council in line with the 1979 constitution, which recognized local government as the third tier of government.
Local government is widely acknowledged as a viable instrument for the delivery of social services to the people, it so strategically located to fully carry out the above functions because of its nearness to the people.
However, people at the grass root are only able to understand and recognize local government because they are able to feel its presence and impacts on their day-to-day activities.
Local government is a determinant approach at ensuring bottom top transformation through responsive decentralization of national development strategies; it is not just a permanent feature in the political arrangement of he country but equally the most viable centers for grassroots transformation. It is generally referred to as the best form of decentralization.
It has a developed power being recognized by the constitution. To this end, every state in the federal shall ensure their existence under a law, which provide for the establishment, structure, composition, finance and function of such local government council.
In order to reduce the work load being piled up on the local government service board which was created to carry out some specific functions and again to give enough freedom to carry out their functions devoid of undue political interference, the boards were transformed to commission following the recommendations of the Dasuke committee of 1984 which was assigned with the responsibility to look into how best to ramp the concept of viable and efficient system of local gove4rmnet administration in the country.
It is to be noted that with the creation or formation of local government service commission, the local governments no longer have any effective control over their staff. This was however, a deliberate design against the nepotism, corruption or sectionalism and other abuses, which attended to matter relating to personnel of the local government in the past years.
The proponents of the local government service board commission believed that the local government should be more effective in the performance of their lawful duties if their staff do not operate under fear and tension of victimization. How much this has been achieved is the focus of the study.