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Effective Political Leadership and Service Delivery in Chanchaga and Lapai Local Government Areas, Niger State, Nigeria

MOHAMMED Idris Danjuma, LAWAL Yusuf Birisan, SALAHU Olayinka Moshood

Keyswords: Leadership, strategic planning, service delivery, managerial skills

Abstract 

Globally, service delivery is crucial in improving human lives and a formidable measure of assessing the performance of any leadership or government. In the past decades, several efforts have been put in place by the Niger State Government in strengthening capacity to promote service delivery at both the State and Local Government levels. However, in Chanchaga and Lapai Local Government Areas of Niger State, empirical evidences showed low strategic planning experience and lack of managerial skills in the Councils. Thus, this study assesses the impact of political leadership on service delivery in Chanchaga and Lapai Local Government Areas, Niger State. The study depended on both primary and secondary sources of data collection. Quantitative data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential techniques. Qualitative data were thematically analyzed. The study’s results established that leader’s strategic planning experience significantly affected service delivery in Chanchaga and Lapai Local Government Areas. The study also affirmed that managerial skills among the leaders affected service delivery in Chanchaga and Lapai Local Government Areas. The study then recommends that there is need to strengthen strategic planning experience among present and future leaders in Chanchaga and Lapai Local Governments for better result (efficient service delivery) in order to be fair and responsive to public needs and demands. More so, political leaders should be trained and motivated to apply the skills of management for effective service delivery in Chanchaga and Lapai Local Governments.

Author Biography

MOHAMMED Idris Danjuma

LAWAL Yusuf Birisan

SALAHU Olayinka Moshood

Department of Politics and Governance

Kwara State University Malete Kwara State Nigeria mohammed.idris@kwasu.edu.ng

danjuma1986@gmail.com

moshoodsalahu@gmail.com

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