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Article Number - FF4E68A679


Vol.1(3), pp. 041-052 , September 2009
DOI: 10.5897/JAT09.019
ISSN: 2141-6664



Full Length Research Paper

Political stewardship accounting for good governance in Ekiti state, Nigeria


Anthony Adekunle Owojori1*, Ishola Rufus Akintoye2 and Felix Adidu3




1Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education

University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

2Department of Accounting, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.

3Department of Business Administration, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State Nigeria.


Email: adekunleowojori@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 13 August 2009  Published: 30 September 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


This paper aimed at analyzing the importance of stewardship accounting in government ministries in Ekiti State and the causes of mismanagement in government-sector finance. The population comprised four thousand principal officers in the sixteen local governments of Ekiti State of Nigeria out of which four hundred were stratifiedly selected from each local government. The data were gathered through questionnaires while frequency counts, percentage scores and factor analysis were used to analyze the data.  The findings showed that stewardship accounting promotes good management of public funds, increases accountability and probity in the public sector and discourages embezzlement of public funds and promotes economics growth. It was therefore recommended that the government should make sure that stewardship accounting should be set up and strictly implemented for better reconstruction of good governance so as to guide against mal-administration of the public funds by public officers; and the ascertainment of proprietary of transactions and their conformity with established rules.

 

Key words: Politics, stewardship accounting, good governance.


APA (2009). Political stewardship accounting for good governance in Ekiti state, Nigeria. Journal of Accounting and Taxation, 1(3), 041-052.
Chicago Anthony Adekunle Owojori, Ishola Rufus Akintoye and Felix Adidu. "Political stewardship accounting for good governance in Ekiti state, Nigeria." Journal of Accounting and Taxation 1, no. 3 (2009): 041-052.
MLA Anthony Adekunle Owojori, Ishola Rufus Akintoye and Felix Adidu. "Political stewardship accounting for good governance in Ekiti state, Nigeria." Journal of Accounting and Taxation 1.3 (2009): 041-052.
   
DOI 10.5897/JAT09.019
URL http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/JAT/article-abstract/FF4E68A679

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