By Dr. Akinniyi Savage

"The function of this ebook, neighborhood govt in Western Nigeria: Abeokuta, 1830-1952,
A case learn of exemplary institutional swap, is to delineate the democratization means of governmental associations within the urban of Abeokuta, western Nigeria, throughout the Forties and Fifties. The Egba at Abeokuta have been selected simply because they're a tremendous ethnicity in the Yoruba, the then 3rd such a lot populous ethnic workforce in Nigeria. The interval from 1939 to 1952 marks the time while western Nigeria used to be governed through the local management process - the neighborhood governmental constitution instituted by means of the British. notwithstanding, the historiography of the Egba is elongated to incorporate the formation of Abeokuta in 1830. via 1952, executive was once nominally prolonged to each constituency in Abeokuta. This presaged the great democratization circulate in Nigeria.
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