Indirect administration as applied in northern nigeria
Indirect administration as applied in northern Nigeria.-In Northern Nigeria, the existing emirates with centralized system of administration formed the basis of local governance. -The Emirs were retained and were to rule under supervision of the British resident officials. -The British administration was based on the local customs and laws. -Chiefs chosen by the British were to be acceptable by the local people.- Local Native Courts operated as per the laws of the land. -The Emirs were allowed to try cases in their own Muslim courts.-In 1914, Northern and Southern Nigeria were Brought under one system of administration .- However Lugard found it hard to apply indirect rule in Southern Nigeria.