The Department of Local Government and Develoment studies started formally as Department of Public Administration and Local Government Studies. It was granted full accreditation to run National Diploma programme by the Accreditation Visitation Panel of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in 2000/2001.
In Recognition of its pivotal role in National Development, NBTE directed that it should be carved out from Public Administration department. Since 2013, it has been a distinct full fledge department with competent and committed staff.
Since then, the department has contributed immensely to human capacity development at the grossroots and in Nigeria at large.