Entries on Local Government
With the introduction of Christianity, western culture advanced unabated. Westernization resulted in the destruction of Igbo culture and imposition of alien “ways of life”. Westernization equally furthered the incipient destruction of Igbo values. According to Ilogu, (1974) “western names such as Joseph, Mark, Henry, were given to people through baptism to transform them from “heathen” to “Christians”. In marriage, monogamy was introduce in place of the predominant polygamy. Ekechi, (1857) states that “with the introduction of modern Western cultural modes of dressing, traditional decorations, drawings and paintings as well as women beautifications with camwood (uri), and red dynes (uhie), were considered unfit for Christians”. This exposure to new forms of life and the possibilities it offered brought drastic changes to people’s world views.
There is universal acceptance of local government as a vital instrument for rural and urban developments, irrespective of the ideological differences of societies and levels of development.
The issue of rural development has been creating a lot of concern in most third world countries. There has been growing recognition of the importance of rural development as an instrument in the overall development of the contemporary developing world. This is because of the glaring gap between the rural and urban areas in terms of infrastructure, resource distribution, human resources development and employment, which has made rural development imperative (Ogbazi, 1998:2), This imbalance has subjected the rural areas to more disadvantaged economic position.
RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT OF STAFF IN THE NIGERIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILS