Local Government Administration and Planning in Akure North and South Local Government Areas, Ondo State, Nigeria
Local government attempts at city planning in Nigeria have not been without challenges. This paper examines planning policies and activities in two selected local governments of Akure North and Akure South Local Government Areas in Ondo state, Nigeria.Primary and secondary sources were explored for the study. The data collected were subjected to qualitative analysis and presented in Tables. The study discovered an environment rich in planning policies but deficient in implementation, the result of which was not substantially different from the general Nigerian situation where physical planning challenges are enormous and planning responses were weak.
Thus while feeble attempts were made at the local government level to create planning structures as provided for in the URP Act 1992, essentially planning machinery is wielded and dictated by the state government thereby rendering these structures in the local governments ineffective and inefficient leading to planning failures at the local government areas .
© Department of Geography, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria 2016