What were the limitations of the power of the governor in the colonial administration of Nigeria before the second world war

  • The Governor was
    responsible to the secretary of state for the colonies. For example, the secretary could disallow any legislation
    by him.
  •  The Governor was expected to govern in
    accordance with the British Colonial Policy and not according to
    his wishes.
  •  In the exercise of
    his reserved powers, the Governor was bound to
    refer to the secretary of state for the colonies for approval.
  •  He had to consult
    the legislative and Executive councils for the
    formulation and implementation of policies.
  •  The Colonial
    Governor had to present the budget to the legislative council
    for debate and approval.
  •  The Governor was appointed by the secretary of
    state for the colonies.

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