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Q1
One of the measures taken in 1988 to grant more autonomy to the local governments in Nigeria was the
A
abolition of state ministers of local government
B
creation of the post of supervisory councillors
C
creation of post of chairman of local governments
D
abolition of its supervision by state governments
E
Q2
Tradititonal rulers were restricted to ceremonial rules by the Local Government Reforms of
A
1966
B
1976
C
1984
D
1987
E
Q3

A by-law is made by

A

parliament

B

congress

C

an electoral college

D

the local government

E
Q4

Which of the following is an autonomous governmental agency?

A

The Civil Service Commission

B

The National Security Council

C

The Manpower Advisory Committee

D

The National Emergency Relief Agency

E
Q5

The main source of local government finance since the 1976 Reform has been

A

local rates 

B

levies 

C

revenue from court fines and licences

D

the federal government

E
Q6
Which of the following groups are all public corporations?
A
UAC, NNPC, NPA, NEPA
B
NITEL, NAA, NUC, NTC
C
NEPA, NNPC, NITEL, NAA
D
UAC, NTC, NTC, NPA, NAA
E
Q7
According to the 1976 Local Government Reforms, the chief executive of a local government council is the
A
supervisory councillor
B
chairman of the local government council
C
governor of the state
D
secretary of the local government council
E
Q8
Which of the following is a function of the local government in Nigeria?
A
Collection of radio and television licence fees
B
Collection of company tax
C
Appointment of customary court judges
D
Appointment of traditional rulers
E
Q9
The 1976 Local Government Reforms declared that traditional rulers should
A
perform executive functions
B
preside over local government councils
C
perform advisory roles
D
enact laws
E
Q10
By-laws are
A
enactment by the legislature
B
regulations enacted by the local governments
C
fundamental judicial statements
D
private bills
E
Q11
Public corporations are set up to
A
make profit
B
complete with private sector
C
cater for those business that cannot be left entirely to private enterprise
D
enhance the prestige of government
E
Q12
Local Government in Nigeria receive the bulk of their financial resources from
A
the state government
B
the federal government
C
rates and taxes
D
local investment projects
E
Q13
Traditional rulers under the 1976 Local Government Reforms had
A
executive powers
B
chief-in-council status
C
limited powers
D
legislative powers
E
Q14
Local governments in Nigeria are created in order to
A
create more civil service jobs
B
encourage competition and rivalry among groups
C
bring the government nearer to the people
D
prevent the creation of more states
E
levy import duties
Q15
Public corporations are established mainly to
A
cater for the welfare of their board members
B
give advice to the government on commerce
C
co-ordinate the affairs of several ministers
D
provide essential services and amenities on a commercial basis
E
develop the rural areas
Q16
Which of the following is NOT a public corporation in Nigeria?
A
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
B
Nigerian Steel Development Authority
C
Nigerian National Oil Corporation
D
Nigerian National Shipping Line
E
Nigerian Railway Corporation
Q17
Rates are generally collected in Nigeria by
A
the State Ministry of Finance
B
the Department of inland Revenue
C
the Emirate or Traditional Council
D
the Local Government Council
E
Presidential Liaison officers
Q18
Local Government Reforms were carried out by the Federal Military Government in
A
1970
B
1976
C
1979
D
1967
E
1966
Q19
Under the present local government system in Nigeria, local councils get the bulk of their finances from
A
rates and taxes
B
State governments
C
the federal government
D
self-help schemes
E
fines and penalties by the courts
Q20
Bye-laws are usually made and enforced by
A
state governments
B
trade unions
C
local authorities
D
the Chief Inspector of Police
E
the Senate
Q21
The Nigerian 1981 Revenue Allocation Act entittled the local governments to
A
20 per cent
B
12 per cent
C
31 per cent
D
58.5 per cent
E
10 per cent
Q22
Public corporations are set up to
A
make profits
B
compete with the private sector
C
cater for those businesses that cannot be left entirely to private enterprise
D
get board appointments for politicians
E
enhance the prestige of the government
Q23
The local government reforms of 1976 in Nigeria were designed to
A
decentralize authority
B
increase political socialization
C
enlist grassroot support
D
achieve even development
E
all of the above
Q24

The 1976 local government reforms provide for ... term of office

A

4-year

B

5-year

C

2-year

D

permanent

E

3-year

Q25

The major problems that confront public corporations in Nigeria include

A

management problems, corruption and ethnic loyalty

B

excessive Government directives and lack of funds 

C

red tape and manpower shortage

D

lack of public patronage and excessive competition from the private sector

E

A, B and C

Q26
To raise funds, local government can levy
A
import duties
B
income taxes
C
excise duties
D
rates
E
profit tax
Q27
All members of the newly constituted local government councils in Nigeria were
A
directly elected
B
indirectly elected
C
appointed by the State Governors
D
appointed by the Head of State
E
none of the above
Q28
In Federal System (such as Nigeria) the Local Government are directly responsible
A
to the Federal or Central Government
B
tto the State Government
C
to the Federal and State Government
D
to no other level of government which can provide money for its programmes
E
Q29
By establishing public corporations goovernments are trying to
A
eliminate private enterprises
B
compete with private enterprise
C
render crucial services to the public in areas which the civil service cannot effectively handle
D
make quick profit at the expense of the people
E
B and D
Q30
The new Local Government Reforms in Nigeria
A
seeks to establish uniformity in type, purpose and functions of local authorities
B
make traditional rulers more powerful than ever before
C
are a waste of time and the federal government's money
D
promote unity but allow for some diversity in the structure of local governments
E
would definitely establish clean and efficient governments at the local level.