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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

Indirect rule policy of ruling in northern nigeria from 1900 to 1906

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Indirect rule policy of Ruling
-This was a policy advanced by Fredrick Lugard, the British High Commissioner in the protectorate of Northern Nigeria from 1900 to 1906.
-To Lugard, as summed up in his book, The Dual Mandate in the Tropical Africa (1922),”the resident acts as a sympathetic adviser to the
native chief, on matters of general policy. But the native ruler issues his instructions to the subordinate chiefs and district heads, not as orders of the resident but as his own”.
-Such a system was applied in Kenya and in West Africa.


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