Patriotism, Rights of Workers and Local Government Autonomy: The Case of Nigeria

Godwin Ihemeje


This paper examines the role of the local government autonomy towards guaranteeing and accelerating the patriotic drive of local government employees. It relies heavily on secondary sources of data collection. The paper argues that Nigeria is made up of 1 central (federal); 36 states and 774 local government areas, but mostly confronted with low living standards due to economic hardship among her citizens. Comparatively, the living standards of most local government staffers are nothing to write home about when compared to other levels of government. It recommends appropriate strategies such as principle of federalism, fundamental human rights, constitutional amendment and granting of autonomy to the third level of government.

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