PROJECT ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA, A STUDY OF IDEMILI NORTH AND SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
This study focuses on projects administration in the Idemili North and South Local Governments of Anambra State. The problem that attracted this study is poor projects administration/implementation in the two categories of Local Government in Nigeria. Most urban local governments are over crowded, dirty and noisy and the rural ones lack basic facilities. These unwanted elements are not unconnected with the careless way and manner projects are implemented in these local bureaucracies. The survey research method was adopted in eliciting information through questionnaire. The population of the study comprised junior, senior and managerial staff of the Idemili North and South Local Government Areas of Anambra State. The multi-stage (2-stage) sampling technique was used in selecting groups that fell into the sample. Three research questions and three null hypothesis guided this study, and the statistical instrument chi-square (X2) was used to analyze the data. The findings showed that irregular and inadequate funding, political interference and lack of extrinsic motivational factors are seriously working against effective projects implementation in the local governments. Sequel to these findings the researcher hereby recommends that the well to do community people should be sensitized to help in projects implementation of their area, zero-base budgeting system to be adopted to check abandonment of projects, as well as adopting external projects implementation monitoring.