The major objective of this project is to identify the extent to Vvhich rural and community development has been implemented in order to transform the rural communities and bring development closer to the rural environment through the provision of basic services like Education; Health; Rural roads; Water supply; Rural electrification; Agriculture; e.t.c. to the rural people. The method adopted for this research study is primary data involving the use of questionnaires and interviews to be carried out among respondents for the purpose of providing solution to the preposition raised in the research and secondary data which basically deals with documents such as books, journals and other published and unpublished materials. The project therefore, reveals that effective performance of the local government in the area of service administration is not independent of such major factors as the financial capacity, level of manpower training, adequate planning to cope with the current and future challenges among others. The implication of this finding is that local government administration can be managed smoothly, to become more effective and efficient. This can then result into sustainable development in the rural areas.