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Schedule IV to the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Preamble to the Constitution Section 1 – Supremacy of constitution Section 2 – The Federal Republic of Nigeria Section 3 – States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Section 4 – Legislative powers Section 5 – Executive powers Section 6 – Judicial powers Section 7 – Local government system Section 8 – New states and boundary adjustment, etc. Section 9 – Mode of altering provisions of the constitution Section 10 – Prohibition of State Religion Section 11 – Public order and public security Section 12 – Implementation of treaties Section 13-24 – Chapter II [Fundamental Objectives and directive Principles of State Policy] Section 25-32 – Chapter III [Citizenship] Section 33 – Right to life Section 34 – Right to dignity of human persons Section 35 – Right to personal liberty Section 36 – Right to fair hearing Section 37 – Right to private and family life Section 38 – Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion Section 39 – Right to freedom of expression and the press Section 40 – Right to peaceful assembly and association Section 41 – Right to freedom of movement Section 42 – Right to freedom from discrimination Section 43 – Right to acquire and own immovable property Section 44 – Compulsory acquisition of property Section 45 – Restriction on and derogation from fundamental human rights Section 46 – Special jurisdiction of High Court and Legal aid Section 47-51 [Part I – National Assembly (A – Composition and Staff of National Assembly)] Section 52-64 (B – Procedure for Summoning and Dissolution of National Assembly) Section 65-70 (C – Qualifications for Membership of National Assembly and Right of Attendance) Section 71-79 (D – Elections to National Assembly) Section 80-89 (E – Powers and Control over Public Funds) Section 90-93 [Part II – House of Assembly of a State (A – Composition and Staff of House of Assembly)] Section 94-105 (B – Procedure for Summoning and Dissolution of House of Assembly) Section 106-111 (C – Qualification for Membership of House of Assembly and Right of Attendance) Section 112-119 (D – Elections to a House of Assembly) Section 120-129 (E – Powers and control over Public Funds) Section 130-152 [Part I – Federal Executive (A – The President of the Federation)] Section 153-161 (B – Establishment of Certain Federal Executive Bodies) Section 162-168 (C – Public Revenue) Section 169-175 (D – The Public Service of the Federation) Section 176-196 [Part II – State Executive (A – The Governor of a State)] Section 197-205 (B – Establishment of Certain State Executive Bodies) Section 206-212 (C – The Public Service of State) Section 213 [Part III – Supplemental (A – National Population Census)] Section 214-216 (B – Nigeria Police Force) Section 217-220 (C – Armed Forces of the Federation) Section 221-229 (D – Political Parties) Section 230-236 [Part I – Federal Courts (A – The Supreme Court of Nigeria)] Section 237-248 (B – The Court of Appeal) Section 249-254 (C – The Federal High Court) Section 255-259 (D – The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 260-264 (E – The Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 265-269 (F – The Customary Court of appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 270-274 [Part II – State Courts (A – High Court of a State)] Section 275-279 (B – Sharia Court of Appeal of a State) Section 280-284 (C – Customary Court of Appeal of a State) Section 285 [Part III – Election Tribunals] Section 286-296 [Part IV – Supplemental] Section 297-304 [Part I – Federal Capital Territory, Abuja] Section 305-308 [Part II – Miscellaneous Provisions] Section 309-317 [Part III – Transitional Provisions and Savings] Section 318-320 [Part IV – Interpretation, Citation and Commencement] First Schedule Second Schedule Third Schedule Fourth Schedule Fifth Schedule Sixth Schedule Seventh Schedule

Schedule IV to the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Below is the content of the fourth schedule to the Nigerian Constitution, 1999. This schedule defines the functions of a Local Government Council.

  1. The main functions of a local government council are as follows:
    a. the consideration and the making of recommendations to a State
    commission on economic planning or any similar body on –
    i. the economic development of the State, particularly in so far as the
    areas of authority of the council and of the State are affected, and
    ii. proposals made by the said commission or body;
    b. collection of rates, radio and television licences;
    c. establishment and maintenance of cemeteries, burial grounds and homes
    for the destitute or infirm;
    d. licensing of bicycles, trucks (other than mechanically propelled trucks),
    canoes, wheel barrows and carts;
    e. establishment, maintenance and regulation of slaughter houses, slaughter
    slabs, markets, motor parks and public conveniences;
    f. construction and maintenance of roads, streets, street lightings, drains and
    other public highways, parks, gardens, open spaces, or such public facilities
    as may be prescribed from time to time by the House of Assembly of a
    g. naming of roads and streets and numbering of houses;
    h. provision and maintenance of public conveniences, sewage and refuse
    i. registration of all births, deaths and marriages;
    j. assessment of privately owned houses or tenements for the purpose of
    levying such rates as may be prescribed by the House of Assembly of a
    State; and
    k. control and regulation of
    i. out-door advertising and hoarding,
    ii. movement and keeping of pets of all description,
    iii. shops and kiosks,
    iv. restaurants, bakeries and other places for sale of food to the public,
    v. laundries, and
    vi. licensing, regulation and control of the sale of liquor.
  2. The functions of a local government council shall include participation of such
    council in the Government of a State as respects the following matters –
    a. the provision and maintenance of primary, adult and vocational education;
    b. the development of agriculture and natural resources, other than the
    exploitation of materials;
    c. the provision and maintenance of health services; and
    d. such other functions as may be conferred on a local government council by
    the House of Assembly of the State.


See also  Section 221-229 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

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