LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORMS IN NIGERIA
- Roles of Traditional Rulers in Local Government
- The 1976 Local Government Reforms
- Problems of Local Government
- Measures to Improve Local Government Administration
Roles of Traditional Rulers in Local Government
The traditional rulers have the following roles:
- To advise local government authority on matters referred to them by elected councils
- To discuss common problems facing the community and make suggestions to the local government authority.
- They mobilize the people of their community on the need to support the local government authority in the area for the purpose of community development.
- They are seen as the representative of the government at the grass-root level.
- They also help the governor, Local Government chairman by working together with them to ensure stability, peace and good government in their area.
- Traditional rulers are to advise and determine customary laws and practices in all matters referred to them including land matters and Chieftaincy issues.
- They also give advice to policy makers as regards how a certain policy might affect the people of a community.
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