When the researcher chose this topic: the problems of effective utilization of revenue available to local governments in Nigeria, she was inspired by the high rate of embezzlement, poor leadership, low rate of accountability, general laxity of the finance department and corruption in Nigeria Local Government, and Aninri Local Government in particular. To do this, the researcher developed four (4) Questions. These questions were administered inform of questionnaires to 195 staff who were selected as a sample of the population. Apart from this, secondary data were used. In organizing and presenting data collected, tables and percentages were used as well. The data analysis revealed that the ineffective utilization of revenue in the local government had created a negative impact in Aninri Local Government Area. The researcher, therefore, recommended that the revenue available to local government should be handled by honest and accountable personnel, those who possess sound knowledge about revenue generation and utilization. The outcome would be effective and efficient management and utilization of local government revenue in such a way that would deliver the needed development..