Role Of Traditional Authority In Local Government Administration In Nigeria. (a Case Study Of Anambra North Senatorial Zone)

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ABSTRACT

The colonial administration of the pre-independence era in Nigeria used traditional authorities on large scale in governance. Ever since then, traditional authorities have found themselves confronted with providing complimentary leadership in their domain. Their relevance in the contemporary societies appear to be diminishing with the result that various tiers of government appear to perceive and use them in governance in different ways and levels. This study appraised the roles and place of traditional authorities in Nigeria with particular reference to Anambra North Senatorial Zone of Anambra State. For this purpose, a structured questionnaire was designed and administrated to 200 samples selected among traditional rulers, key local government council officials and key officials of Ananbra State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters. Following the collection and analysis of data, some salient findings were registered. They include among others, the fact that. 
a) Traditional authorities play some essential and fundamental roles in governance in Nigeria 
b) They were not only recognized but also enjoy a significant place in governance especially at the grassroots level. 
c) They performed their roles and functions very well and satisfactorily. 
d) They engaged in the settlement and resolution of intra and inter communal feuds. 
e) Chieftaincy feuds and tussles were found to occur to a moderate extent within Igbo communities. 
f) To some extent which is considered small, government interfered in the activities and function of traditional authorities within Igbo speaking states of Nigeria. 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page   i
Approval Page ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
Abstract   v
Table of Contents vi

CHAPTER ONE: 
1.0 INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 Background of the Study 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem 5
1.3 Objective of the Study 7
1.4 Theoritical Foundation of the Study   8
1.5 Research Questions 10
1.6 Significance of the Study 11
1.7 Scope of the Study 12
1.8 Limitations of the Study 13
1.9 Definition of Terms and Acronyms 14
References 15

CHAPTER TWO 
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 16
2.1 Traditional Authorities in the Pre-Colonial Era in Igbo-land 16
2.2 Traditional Authorities and Their Roles in Colonial 
Administration in Nigeria 19 
2.3 The Roles of Traditional Authorities in Governance 25
2.4 Traditional Authorities and Community Development 28
Reference 31

CHAPTER THREE 
3.0 RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY 33
3.1 Research Design 33
3.2.1 Primary Sources 34
3.2.2 Secondary Sources 34
3.3 Location of Study 34
3.4 Data Collection 35
3.5 Population 36
3.6 Sample Size and Sampling Techniques 37
3.7 Instrumentation 39
3.8 Validity of Instrument 40
3.9 Method of Data Presentation and Analysis 41
3.10 Instrument Rate of Returns 41
3.11 Findings 42
3.12 Recommendation 44
3.13 Conclusion 47
References 49
Bibliography 50

 

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