RELATIONSHIP AMONG FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
The major relationship between Federal and State Governments and Local Governments are summarized below:
- In a Federal and State, all the government activities are being coordinated together, yet they are independent of one another.
- The component states of the federation are created out of a single country.
- There are powers sharing in the federation.
- There is the duplication of government departments at the federal, state and local levels.
- The country’s resources are kept in the national treasury and shared among the 3 levels (tiers) of government every month.
- Regular council of states meetings bring the Federal and state governments together to discuss national problems and issues of economic development.
- The federal government represents the entire nation in external affairs.
- All the levels of government are under the operation of the same constitution to form a united government.
DIFFERENCES AMONG FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
In spite of the existing relationship between the levels of government, there are areas of differences, which could be seen in the following areas.
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