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What Are The Challenges Of Intergovernment Relations In Nigeria?

Investor Monday, May 2, 2022 Politics

 

Introduction

This post will provide information on what intergovernment relations means and their challenges. It will also provide the impacts and the objectives of intergovernment relations to Nigeria.

What is Intergovernment Relations in Nigeria?

Intergovernmental relations (IGR) could be seen as important interactions between the levels of government in a country. More specific, intergovernmental relations is a huge system of local, state, and national institutions working together.

What are the Problems of Intergovernment Relations in Nigeria?

  • Loyalty to political parties
  • Nigeria is a multi-party state and as such, the president and the state governors can belong to different political parties. It is a glaring fact all over the world, that in party politics, government office holders are always loyal to their political parties. Even in some of the most developed democracies in the world, party loyalty often comes first; members of different parties in government hardly agree on any issue easily.
  • Federal system of government
  • Federal system of government gives a lot of independence for the states. They can exist and function with minimal interference from the center. This means that whether we like it or not there will always be a situation where the states will create their states version of some government agencies and laws; make their own policies; reject some federal government policies.
  • Lack of control of governmental units
  • Nigerian state system and relations is completely ignorant of the main rule for democratic government. This rule is known as “system of checks and balances.” The point is that each representative of each level of government watches and checks the activities of another. This means that all levels acts has checks on each other. The process of carrying these constitutional duties often result in frictions among these government levels.
  • Congestion in the governmental system
  • The many ministries, offices, policies, etc contribted to the problems of Intergovernment relations in Nigeria. It’s not a secret, that there are lots of ministries, advisers, advisers to advisers, etc in Nigeria. Excess governmental system should be removed, thereby reducing expenses, and simplifying the state system.
  • Financial frauds
In Nigeria, the problem is complemented by financial frauds within both federal government and state government. On the local level, we can observe this problem as well, but its scale is not so big due to budget cuts by the highest authorities. This can be addressed by implementation of the strong regulation of government activity and budget management. Of course, before this, we would face strong resistance from those officials who appear to be totally stuck in corruption schemes. But it is not really a great deal at all when we have support from the people. Financial mismanagement can make intergovernmental relationships seem like barroom brawl for money.

What are the objectives of intergovernmental relations?

The goals of intergovernmental relations are said to be to promote peace and harmony among the three tiers of government, which are the Federal, State and Local Government. To accelerate the achievement of self-reliant economy.

What are the impact of intergovernmental relations?

The purpose of a system of intergovernmental relations is to promote co-operative decision-making; to ensure the execution of policies through the effective flow of communication; to co-ordinate priorities and budgets across different sectors and the prevention of disputes and conflicts between spheres of government

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What Are The Challenges Of Intergovernment Relations In Nigeria?

Investor Monday, May 2, 2022 Politics

 

Introduction

This post will provide information on what intergovernment relations means and their challenges. It will also provide the impacts and the objectives of intergovernment relations to Nigeria.

What is Intergovernment Relations in Nigeria?

Intergovernmental relations (IGR) could be seen as important interactions between the levels of government in a country. More specific, intergovernmental relations is a huge system of local, state, and national institutions working together.

What are the Problems of Intergovernment Relations in Nigeria?

  • Loyalty to political parties
  • Nigeria is a multi-party state and as such, the president and the state governors can belong to different political parties. It is a glaring fact all over the world, that in party politics, government office holders are always loyal to their political parties. Even in some of the most developed democracies in the world, party loyalty often comes first; members of different parties in government hardly agree on any issue easily.
  • Federal system of government
  • Federal system of government gives a lot of independence for the states. They can exist and function with minimal interference from the center. This means that whether we like it or not there will always be a situation where the states will create their states version of some government agencies and laws; make their own policies; reject some federal government policies.
  • Lack of control of governmental units
  • Nigerian state system and relations is completely ignorant of the main rule for democratic government. This rule is known as “system of checks and balances.” The point is that each representative of each level of government watches and checks the activities of another. This means that all levels acts has checks on each other. The process of carrying these constitutional duties often result in frictions among these government levels.
  • Congestion in the governmental system
  • The many ministries, offices, policies, etc contribted to the problems of Intergovernment relations in Nigeria. It’s not a secret, that there are lots of ministries, advisers, advisers to advisers, etc in Nigeria. Excess governmental system should be removed, thereby reducing expenses, and simplifying the state system.
  • Financial frauds
In Nigeria, the problem is complemented by financial frauds within both federal government and state government. On the local level, we can observe this problem as well, but its scale is not so big due to budget cuts by the highest authorities. This can be addressed by implementation of the strong regulation of government activity and budget management. Of course, before this, we would face strong resistance from those officials who appear to be totally stuck in corruption schemes. But it is not really a great deal at all when we have support from the people. Financial mismanagement can make intergovernmental relationships seem like barroom brawl for money.

What are the objectives of intergovernmental relations?

The goals of intergovernmental relations are said to be to promote peace and harmony among the three tiers of government, which are the Federal, State and Local Government. To accelerate the achievement of self-reliant economy.

What are the impact of intergovernmental relations?

The purpose of a system of intergovernmental relations is to promote co-operative decision-making; to ensure the execution of policies through the effective flow of communication; to co-ordinate priorities and budgets across different sectors and the prevention of disputes and conflicts between spheres of government

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What Are The Challenges Of Intergovernment Relations In Nigeria?

Investor Monday, May 2, 2022 Politics

 

Introduction

This post will provide information on what intergovernment relations means and their challenges. It will also provide the impacts and the objectives of intergovernment relations to Nigeria.

What is Intergovernment Relations in Nigeria?

Intergovernmental relations (IGR) could be seen as important interactions between the levels of government in a country. More specific, intergovernmental relations is a huge system of local, state, and national institutions working together.

What are the Problems of Intergovernment Relations in Nigeria?

  • Loyalty to political parties
  • Nigeria is a multi-party state and as such, the president and the state governors can belong to different political parties. It is a glaring fact all over the world, that in party politics, government office holders are always loyal to their political parties. Even in some of the most developed democracies in the world, party loyalty often comes first; members of different parties in government hardly agree on any issue easily.
  • Federal system of government
  • Federal system of government gives a lot of independence for the states. They can exist and function with minimal interference from the center. This means that whether we like it or not there will always be a situation where the states will create their states version of some government agencies and laws; make their own policies; reject some federal government policies.
  • Lack of control of governmental units
  • Nigerian state system and relations is completely ignorant of the main rule for democratic government. This rule is known as “system of checks and balances.” The point is that each representative of each level of government watches and checks the activities of another. This means that all levels acts has checks on each other. The process of carrying these constitutional duties often result in frictions among these government levels.
  • Congestion in the governmental system
  • The many ministries, offices, policies, etc contribted to the problems of Intergovernment relations in Nigeria. It’s not a secret, that there are lots of ministries, advisers, advisers to advisers, etc in Nigeria. Excess governmental system should be removed, thereby reducing expenses, and simplifying the state system.
  • Financial frauds
In Nigeria, the problem is complemented by financial frauds within both federal government and state government. On the local level, we can observe this problem as well, but its scale is not so big due to budget cuts by the highest authorities. This can be addressed by implementation of the strong regulation of government activity and budget management. Of course, before this, we would face strong resistance from those officials who appear to be totally stuck in corruption schemes. But it is not really a great deal at all when we have support from the people. Financial mismanagement can make intergovernmental relationships seem like barroom brawl for money.

What are the objectives of intergovernmental relations?

The goals of intergovernmental relations are said to be to promote peace and harmony among the three tiers of government, which are the Federal, State and Local Government. To accelerate the achievement of self-reliant economy.

What are the impact of intergovernmental relations?

The purpose of a system of intergovernmental relations is to promote co-operative decision-making; to ensure the execution of policies through the effective flow of communication; to co-ordinate priorities and budgets across different sectors and the prevention of disputes and conflicts between spheres of government

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