GUIDE TO SOURCES OF NIGERIAN HISTORY

NATIONAL ARCHIVES ENUGU

 

HIGH COURTS

ABA HIGH COURT

AHC      
1-6 Criminal and Civil Case Proceedings 1928-1961 442 files
.7 Criminal and Civil Record Books 1928-1945 21 volumes

 

CALABAR HIGH COURT

CHC      
1-6 General Correspondence of the Calabar High Court and Civil Case proceedings 1928-1961 66 files
.7 Calabar Supreme Court and Record Books 1888-1962 158''
.8 Calabar Supreme Court Record Books 1899-1944 12 volume/s
.9 Supreme Court Civil Record Books 1888-1958 138''
.10 Civil Cause List 1902-1911 1''
.11 Juvenile Court Criminal Casue Book 1956-1959  
.12 Niger Territories Supreme Court Charges and Summons Books 1892-1899 9''
.13 Summon for Release of Property 1834-1941 1''
.14 Index to registers of Probate and Administration and Correspondence Books
1901-1925 3''
.15 Letter Books 1888-1925 20''
16 Despatch Books 1933-1950 8''
17 Outward Correspondence Registers 1944-1949 2''
18 Inward Correspondence Registers 1900-1949 4''
19 Account Books 1909-1959 22''
20 Receipt Books 1909-1956 37''
21 Administration of Estate Books 1894-1911 4''
22 Appeals to the Full Court 1956-1957 1''
23 High Court Diaries 1899-1953 7''

 

ENUGU HIGH COURT

EHC      
1-33 General Correspondence of the Enugu High Court and Criminal Cases Proceedings
1921-1976 5,876 files
.34 Civil and Criminal Appeal Judgment Books and the West African Court of Appeal Records 1952 6 volume/s
.35 Criminal and Civil Case Books 1934-1960 120''
.36 Court Exhibits 1958-1970 4''
.37 Enugu High Court Account Books 1935-1964 6''
.38 Revenue.Allocation Register 1940-1950 1 volume/s
.39 Marriage Certificate Register 1949-1951 1''
.40 Outward and Inward Correspondence Register 1949-1969 12''
.41 Court Minute Books 1956-1963 3''
.42 Miscellaneous Books and Registers 1934-1967 18''

 

ONITSHA HIGH COURT

OHC      
1-7 Criminal and Civil Case Proceedings 1929-1949 1,726 files
8.1 Civil Record Books 1929-1936 2 volume/s
8.2 Criminal Record Books 1930-1943 22''

 

UMUAHIA HIG COURT

UHC      
1-3 Criminal and Civil Case Proceedings 1957-1968 104 files
.4 General Correspondence of the Umuahia High Court 1956-1968 43''

 

MAGISTRATE COURTS

ABA MAGISTRATE COURT

AMC      
1-11 General Correspondence of the Aba Magistrate Court
1930-1969 7,302 files
.12 Aba Magistrate Criminal Record Books 1939-1969 188 volume/s
.13 Criminal and Civil Record Books 1969 3''
.14 Civil Record Books 1934-1966 42''
.15 Cash Books 1962-1968 7''
.16 Miscellaneous Court Record Books 1938-1909 4''

 

ONITSHA MAGISTRATE COURT

OMC      
1-8 General Correspondence of the Onitsha Magistrates Courts including Criminal and Civil Case Proceedings
1908-1964 3,839 files
.9 Rules and Regulations, Ordinances, Order-in-Council Resolutions and related Records
1927-1963 44 files
.10 Criminal Record Books 1910-1960 51 volume/s
.11 Civil Record Books 1908-1931 14''
.12 Inquest Books 1931-1947 4''
.13 Cash Books 1910-1911 1''

 

OWERRI MAGISTRATE COURTS

OWMC      
1 Criminal and Civil Case Proceedings 1944-1960 99 volume/s
1.1 Civil Case Proceedings 1944-1960 12''
1.2 Criminal Case Proceedings 1944-1960 87''
 
PORT HARCOURT MAGISTRATE COURT
PMC
     
1-10 General Correspondence of the Port Harcout Magistrates Court including Criminal and Civil Case Proceedings
1914-1968 1,593 files
.11 Criminal Judgment Books 1914-1968 54 volumes
.12 Civil Judgment Books 1917-1945 29 volumes
.13 Appeal Record Books 1917-1945 29 volumes

 

UMUAHIA MAGISTRATE COURT

UMC      
1 General Correspondence of the Umuahia Magistrates Court
1966 2 files
2-9 Criminal and Civil Cause Proceedings 1948-1966 615''

NATIVE COURTS

ABA-NA-CHAZU-NATIVE COURT

ABAHAZUNC
1 Criminal Judgment Books 1935-1961 61 volume/s
2 Criminal and Civil Judgment Books 1938-1960  
3 Civil Judgment Books 1935-1962  
4 Criminal Cause Books 1935-1962 200''
5 Civil Cause Books 1936-1959 14''
6 Judgment Summons Books 1947-1959 17''
7 Review Books 1957-1959 1''
8 Review and Appeal Hearing Notices 1957-1958 1''
9 Appeal Books 1947-1960 2''
10 Lock-up-Registers 1953-1962 7''
11 Despatch Books 1958-1961 2''
12 Statistics Book 1958 1''
13 Cash Books 1947-1958 4''
14 Report Books and Handling Over Registers 1957-1958 2''

 

AGBAJA DISTRICT COURT

AGBAJADC

1-6 Agbaja District Court General Correspondence 1938-1973 48 files
.7 Criminal Judgment Books 1903-1966 81 volume/s
.8 Criminal and Civil Judgment Books 1912-1947 3''
.9 Civil Judgment Books 1903-1966 222 volume/s
.10 Criminal Cause Books 1908-1933 10''
.11 Criminal and Civil Cause Books 1921-1928 10''
.12 Civil Cause Books 1909-1966 39''
.13 Cash Books 1909-1969 19''
.14 Appeal list and Appeal Registers 1926-1963 9''
.15 Review Registers 1929-1943 2''
.16 Review And Appeal Registers 1949-1958 2''
.17 Statistics Books 1932-1954 6''
.18 Complaint Books 1961-1964 2''
.19 Correspondence Registers and Despatch Books
1951-1954 3''
.20 Lock-up Registers 1922-1954 5''
.21 Miscellanous Books and Registers 1911,1932-65 13''

 

AHIABA NATIVE COURT

AHIABANC
1 Appeal Records and Miscellaneous Correspondence
1963-1969 2 files
2 Criminal Judgement Books 1930-1966 44 volumes
3 Civil Judgment Books 1930-1966 61 volumes
4 Crimina1 Cause Books 1933-1954 3''
5 Civil Cause Books 1932-1966 15''
6 Summons and Claims Registers 1952-1964 5''
7 Cash and Statistics Books 1937-1965 6''

 

AWOR NATIVE COURT

AWORNC
1 Criminal Judgment Books 1932-1962 209 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1934-1960 304''
3 Criminal Cause Books 1939-1961 18''
4 Civil Cause Books 1948-1959 11''
5 Lock-up Registers 1936-1958 9''
6 Despatch Books 1950-1960 17''
7 Case Review Registers 1935-1960 8''
8 Case Review and Appeal Book 1956-1957 1''
9 Appeal Books 1937-1954 3''
10 Statistics Books 1940-1962 3''
11 Cash Books 1934-1960 18''
12 Guard duty Registers 1954-1959 3''
13 Messenger's Service Report Books 1952-1957 10''

 

IBERE NATIVE COURT

IBERENC      
1 Criminal Judghement Books 1929-1961 32 volume/s
2 Civil Judgement Books 1933-1960 81''
3 Criminal Cause Books 1934-1961 12''
4 Appeal and Review Registers, Hearings Lists, Statistics Registers, Visiting Officer's Registers and Miscellanous 1933-1961 15''
5 Cash Books 1946-1961 1''

 

IGBERE NATIVE COURT

IGBENC      
1 Criminal Judgment Books 1936-1959 10 volume/s
2 Civil Jugdment Books 1936-1958 30''
3 Criminal Cause Books 1947-1956 2''
4 Review and Statistics Registers 1936-1961 6''
5 Appeal Record Books 1937-1946 1''
6 Cash Books 1960 1"

 

IGBO NATIVE COURT

IGBONC      
1 Criminal Judgment Books 1930-1962 42 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1942-1960 86''
3 Criminal Cause Books 1935-1960 20''
4 Civil Cause Books 1910-1961 42''
5 Review Books 1932-1960 2''
6 Appeal Registers 1937-1962 4''
7 Statistics Books 1932-1949 3''
8 Cash Books 1932-1955 5''

 

EASTERN ISU NATIVE COURT

EISUNC      
1 Criminal Judgment Books 1936-1959 44 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1921-1959 62''
3 Isu Native Court Criminal Cause Books 1938-1962 10''
4 Eastern Isu Native Court Cause Books 1936-1959 18''
5 Eastern Isu Native Court Cash Books 1936-1958 2''
6 Review and Appeal Registers 1937-1953 2''

 

SOUTHERN ISU NATIVE COURT

SISUNC      
1 Southern Isu Native Court Criminal Judgment Books
1956-1959 10 volumes

 

WESTERN ISU NATIVE COURT

1 Western Isu Native Court Criminal Judgment Books
1911-1959 117 volume/s
2 Western Isu Native Court Judgment Books 1912-1958 192''
3 Western Isu Native Court Criminal Cause Books 1911-1958 31''
4 Civil Cause Books 1912-1954 46''
5 Cash Books 1911-1959 17''
6 Appeal Registers 1924-1958 5''
7 Bail Bond 1951-1954 1''

 

MKPURUOBO NATIVE COURT

MKPURUOBONC
1 Mkpuruobo Native Court Criminal Judgment Books 1935-1947 6 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1924-1946 8''
3 Criminal Cause Books 1941-1949 1''
4 Civil Cause Books 1936-1947 3''

 

NKWO UDARA NATIVE COURT

UDARANC
1 Nkwo Udara Court Criminal Judgment Books
1934-1961 140 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1932-1961 296''
3 Criminal and Civil Judgment Books 1934-1944 2''
4 Criminal Cause Books 1944-1962 40''
5 Civil Cause Books 1937-1960 49''
6 Criminal and Civil Cases Summaries 1934-1938 1''
7 Cash Books 1935-1959 13''
8 Case Review, Appeals Statistical Books, Bail Bond, Minutes Duty Registers and Books
1935-1958 13''

 

OBOHIA NATIVE COURT

OBOHIANC
1 Oboma Native Court Criminal Judgment Books. 1904-1960 87 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1904-1962 118''
3 Criminal and Civil Judgment Books 1904-1932 9''
4 Criminal Cause Books 1917-1959 37''
5 Civil Cause Books 1903-1959 34''
6 Cash Books 1904-1957 18''
7 Appeal Books, Tax Registers, Despatch Books, Hearing List, Cause List, StatisticaL'Books, Review Books and Warrant Chief's List
1921-1953 13 volumes

 

OLOKO NATIVE COURT

OLOKONC
1 Oloko Native Court Criminal Judgment Books
1906-1960 117 volumes
2 Oloko Native Court Civil Judgment Books 1904-1960 185''
3 Criminal and Civil Cause Books 1918-1963 24''
4 Appeal and Review Books 1932-1961 3''
5 Statistics Books 1939-1958 6''
6 Cash Books 1921-1961 8''

 

EASTERN ORU NATIVE COURT

EORUNC      
1 Eastern Oru Native Court Criminal Judgment Books
1942-1958 56 colume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1936-1958 85''
3 Criminal Cause Books 1936-1958 19''
4 Civil Cause Books 1936-1958 28''
5 Eastern Oru Native Court Cash Books 1938-1952 2''
6 Appeal Registers 1936-1941 2''
7 Lock-up Register 1946-1956 1''
8 Land and Recognisance Deposits 1949-1958 2''

 

WESTERN ORU NATIVE COURT

1 Western Oro Native Court Criminal Judgment Books
1930-1958 9 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1930-1962 115''
3 Criminal Cause Books 1932-1958 29''
4 Civil Cause Books 1930-1958 63''
5 Cash Books 1930-1954 63''
6 Case Appeal Registers 1931-1957 5''
7 General Council Meeting Books, Court Members List and Court Messengers Register 1941-1954 8''
ORSU EKPO NATIVE COURT
ORKPONC
1 Orsu Ekpo Native Court Criminal Judgment Books
1936-1946 17 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1936-1946 21''
3 Criminal Cuase Books 1936-1946 6''
4 Civil Cause Books 1936-1944 12''
5 Case Review Books 1936-1947 1''
6 Lock-up Registers 1946-1958 2''
7 Cash Books 1936-1955 2''

 

UGWU-NA-AGBO NATIVE COURT

UGWUNC      
1 Ugwu-Na-Agbo Native Court Criminal Judgment Books
1936-1961 68 volume/s
2 Civil Judgment Books 1916-1961 195''
3 Criminal Cause Books 1950-1961 19''
4 Civil Cause Books 1951-1960 14''
5 Lock-up Registers 1935-1963 11 volume/s
6 Case Review Books 1940-1961 5''
7 Statistics Books 1945-1957 2''
8 Bail Book 1959-1960 1''
9 Cash Books 1941-1960 9''

 

UHIE NATIVE COURT

1 Uhie Native Court Criminal Judgment 1960-1961 1 volume/s
2 Uhie Native Court Civil Judgment Books 1943-1966 3''
3 Bail Book 1959-1960 1''

 

BIAFRA COURT OF APPEAL

BCA Criminal and Civil Appealed Cases 1966-1970 186 files
1-2 Outward Correspondence Register 1969 1 volume

 

MINISTRY OF LAND, SURVEY AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ENUGU

Before the creation of the Ministry, most of the functions given the new Ministry were performed by the Lands Department and the Survey Department respectively under the Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry of Lands, Survey and Urban Development was an amalgam of the two Departments. The Ministry had three Divisions, the Lands, Survey and the Town Planning Divisions.

The Ministry, through its executive divisions, was responsible for the control and management of state lands, acquisition of land for Public use, registration of all deeds for the state land and all private land acquisitions. It was also responsible for the provision of maps and plans for urban and rural development. The Ministry provides maps and plans needed by other arms of the Government. It was also responsible for town and country planning, and preparation of Regional Master Plan for development.

Records of the Ministry in the custody of the National Archives are mainly general correspondence covering the activities of the Ministry.

 

MINLASU
1-12 General Correspondence Relating to the activities of the Ministry
1927-1987 1,553 files
.13 Correspondence Register 1958-1961 1 volume

 

MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

On the 16th July, 1949, the Eastern House of Assembly adopted a memorandum which set out to replace the Native Administration sysfem by a system of Local Government based broadly on the English model. The first Eastern Regional Local Government law was passed in 1950. Since then other Local Government Laws were introduced i~cluding the Law of 1955

Prior to 1st of September, 1956, the Ministry of Internal Affairs was responsible, among other things, for local government matters. On that date a new Ministry of Local Government was established and most of the miscellaneous functions hitherto assigned to the Ministry of Internal Affairs transferred thereto. Thereafter the Ministry of Local Government became responsible for Local Government affairs only.
The Ministry had three Divisions, the Administration and Political Division, responsible for Local goverament Bodies, Provincial and Divisional Boundaries, Recognition of Chiefs Law 1956, Land Acquisition by Local Government Bodies, Local Government Laws, Elections and numerous other matters relating to Local Government Affairs. The Finance Division was responsible for local pay and allowances, Audit Reports, Contracts, Estimates, Loans grants, tenders and numerous others. While the Personnel Division was responsible for Local Government Service Board, Local Government Association, Joint Consultative Council, Trade Unions and Local Government Bodies, Training, Regional Efficiency Test 'and Local Government Staff Regulations.


MINLOG      
1-8 General Correspondence Relating to the various activities of the Ministry
1907-1963 3,586 files
.9 Outward Correspondence Registers 1952-1958 4 volume/s
10 File Index Registers 1953-1961 8''
11 Miscellaneous Despatches and Registers 1909-1910 4''

 

PORT HARCOURT MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Prior to the creation of the Port Harcourt Municipality, a Port Harcourt Council was established, by the Port Harcourt Town Council Ordinance of 1948. A Township Advisory Board was also constituted. The Town Council became operative on 1st January, 1949. In 1955 the Port Harcourt Municipality was created. It had a Mayor and a number of Departments

Records of the Municipality are mainly general correspondence on the general activities of the Municipal Council.

 

PHIMCO      
1-7 General Correspondence elating to the activities of the Municipal Council
1935-1966 762 files

 

IGBO-EKITI DISTRICT COUNCIL

The Igbo-Etiti District Council was created on 1st April, 1954. The authority of the Council covered twenty-eight Local Council Areas. The functions of the Council, as spelt out in the Eastern Region Local Government Law of 1950 and the Subsequent amendments, included, responsibility for primary and secondary education, health care delivery, rural postal services, markets, slaughter houses and the maintenance of rural roads and bridges.

The Councils records which are mainly general correspondence also include judicial records from 1928-1945.

 

IGBOETICO
1-12 General Correspondence of the District Council
1916-1956 193 files
13-15 Judicial and Court Records 1928-1945 5 volume/s
16-20 Account Books 1920-1954 109''
.21 Correspondence Registers 1930-1944 5''
.22 Income Tax Book 1934-1954 4''
.23 Statistics Books 1931-1945 4''
.24 Warrant of Improsonment 1922-1951 14''
.25 Miscellanous 1928-1952 20''

 

MINISTRY OF WORKS (EASTERN NIGERIA)

Until October, 1954, the Ministry was called the Ministry of Development, but in September, 1956,
the Ministry reverted to its old name, the Ministry of Works.

The Ministry was responsible for all activities of the Public Works Department except those relating to roads, bridges, foreshores and piers, for which the ministerial responsibility rests in the Ministry of Transport. It had concurrent responsibility with the Federal government, for electricity, gas, professional qualifications and water power, while it was the agent for the Federal Public Works Department and the Post and Telegraphs Department, excluding the allocation of telephones.

The records of the Ministry are mainly general correspondence relating to all aspects of its activities.


MINIWORK
  General correspondence on the activities of the Ministry of Works 1902-1961 585 files

 

DEVELOPMENT FINANCE COMPANY

The Industrial and Agricultural Company (IAC) Limited was established as a joint venture between the Eastern Nigerian Government and the Commonwealth development Corporation in 1959. It was
established to assist in the Industrialisation of the Region.

In October 1966, the Company changed its name to Development Finance Company (Eastern Nigeria) Limited. Again in July 1967, the Company changed its name to Development Finance Company Limited. In 1977, the Company folded up.


DFC      
1-29 General correspondence relating to the specialised and general activities of the Company
1958-1979 567 files

 

EASTERN STATES INTERIM ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AGENCY

The Agency was established by Decree No. 39 of 24th June, 1970. This Decree ousted the Interim Administrative Council Decree No.1 of 1967. and the 1967 Amendments of the Decree. The Eastern States Interim Asset and Liabilities Agency was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria to dispose of the assets and liabilities of the former Eastern Region of Nigeria then split into three states, East Central, Cross River and River States.

The assets to be disposed of include the assets of the former Eastern Nigeria Development Corporation (1948-1967), (E.N.D.C.), and the assets and liabilities of the defunct Agricultural Development Corporation (A.D.C.), 1970-1972. Records entered here include records of the Agency itself. The Agency inherited the records of the former corporations to enable it carry out its statutory functions. All the records are described as ESIALA RECORD GROUP

 

ESIALA      
1-81 General correspondence of the Eastern Nigeria Development Corporation, Agricultural Development Corporation and the Eastern States Interim Assets and Liabilities Agency.
1937-1979 6,355 files
82-85 Receipts 1966-1979 34 volume/s
.86 Miscellanous 1963-1975 19''

 

NIGERIAN COAL CORPORATION

In 1909, coal was discovered at Udi in the Onitsha Province, and the exploitation of the mineral started in 1915 after the completion of the railway from Port Harcourt to Enugu. The first mine to be opened was the Utli Mine, and Colliery matters were placed under the supervision of the Railway Department. When the Colliery was removed from the Railway Department it came under the control of the Director of Transport. In 1938, Labour affairs of the Colliery was transferred to the Administration Department

In 1954, the Accounts Division of the Colliery Department was separated from the Railway Depart ment thus making the Colliery Department an autonomous department. In 1950, the Nigerian Coal Corporation was constituted by Ordinance No. 29 of 1950, to engage in coal exploitation and marketing in Nigeria. In 1964, the Corporation came under the Federal Ministry of Mines and Power. During the Civil War, the Biafra Coal Corporation took over the functions of the Nigerian Coal Corporation.

Records of the Corporation, include the records created by the Biafran Coal Corporation.
NIGCOAL
1 General Manager's Memoranda on Colliery Matters
1963 1 volume
2 Correspondence of the Biafran Coal Corporation 1967-1970 40 files
3-21 General Correspondence of the Nigerian Coal Corporation 1916-1972 157''

CHURCH RECORDS

THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NIGERIA

In 1846 the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was established in Calabar. The Mission later spread its activities into the hinterland of the Eastern Provinces. In 1900, the United Free Church of Scotland merged with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland to form the United Free Church of Scotland which was known in these areas as the Chur-eh of Scotland Mission (CSM). The Mission was responsible for the missionary and educational activities of the Church in many parts of Igbo and Efik lands. In 1953, the United Free Church of Scotland was succeeded by the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria.

As was.the custom of the Missionary bodies then the administrative records of the United Free Church of Scotland and its antecedent were deposited in the Church of Scotland, Department of Overseas Mission in Scotland. Only a few volumes of the 19th century records of the Mission are preserved in the repository of the National Archives of Nigeria, Enugu Branch.


PRESBYNIG
1 Minute Books of the United Presbyterian Church and the United Free Church of Scotland
1888-1926 8 volume/s
2 Congregational Roll Book of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland 1858-1870 1"

 

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES CALABAR

The Calabar Office of the National Archives of Nigeria in Cross River State of Nigeria was estab lished in March, 1986.

The office is open to the public from Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. except on public holidays when the office remain closed. Bona fide searchers are expected to bring along with them letters of introduction or identification and passport photographs which is affixed to the registration card.

The records holdings of the Calabar Archives at present cover the period from 1890 to 1986. Only record grouped are presently open to searchers.

CONTACT ADDRESS: The Director, National Archives, 5 Esinghi Street,
Amika Layout
Calabar.
Tel:- 087-223962

CALABAR DISTRICT OFFICE

The Calabar District was first created 1906 when the Lagos Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria were merged and Provinces and Districts created. In 1914 when the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria were amalgamated, Calabar remained a district made up of six clans, Efik, Odot, Udet, Ekoi, Okoyong and Ejagham. Each clan was administered by a Native Authority which replaced the old Native Court System. In 1954 following a new administrative reorganisation, the Calabar Urban District was replaced by the Calabar Division. The new division was divided into Calabar Urban District, Western Rural District and Central Rural District Council.

The Calabar District Records are part of the records transferred to the National Archives at Enugu. Coded- CALPROF. They are mainly general correspondence but include some cartographic and pic. torial materials. Among the maps is the one compiled by late Herbert Macaulay in 1890.

Other interesting cartographic materials include maps of the country traversed by the Okigwi Northern Hinterland Expedition in 1903, Aba District, 1903, and Yoruba from the Colony of Lagos to BORNU.

 

CADIST
1-17 General Correspondence 1868-1964 2,264 files
2.1 Nigeria Register Certificate of Marriage 1932 1 volume/s
.2 Notices of Marriage 1937 1''
.3 Nigeria Marriage Register and Certificate of Marriage 1943-1958 1''
.4 Calabar Urban County Minute Book 1963-1964 1''
3.1 Maps 1890-1976 39 item/s
.2 Plans 1906-1954 36''
.3 Chart 1953 1''

 

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EMPLOYMENT, LABOUR AND PRODUCTIVITY

The Labour Department was first established in 1946 and the functions of the department were decentralised. The Calabar Office was responsible, for the recruitment of Nigeria labour for plantation work in the Fernando Po and Gabon from the Eastern Provinces, and the administration of accounts connected with the plantation labour. In 1960, the Labour Department became a full ministry with responsibility for labour, youths and sports. In 1963, the 1finistry of Labour became the Federal Ministry of Labour, Youth and Sports. Again, in 1980, the name was changed to the Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity. The major functions of the new ministry included maintenance of industrial harmony, inspection of factories.. settlement of trade disputes and the conduct of trade tests.
FEMBAL
1-15 General Correspondence 1951-1967 94 files

 

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