The administrative reports were intended primarily for the information of the Governor and for limited distribution within the Nigerian Colonial Service and H.M. Government. The reporting units of the Nigerian Colony varied over the years of colonial rule and these changes are reflected in the titles of these reports.
Audits, Estimates and other financial reports provide a wealth of quantifiable information and statistics on the allocation of resources by and within the Colonial Government. In addition to central and regional government estimates, local Native Authority administrations were also required to submit annual estimates of revenue and expenditure.
The maintenance of 'law and order' was regarded by the colonial government of Nigeria to be one of its principal functions. On 1st April 1930, the Police Forces of the Northern and Southern Provinces were amalgamated to form an integrated Nigerian Police Force; this was followed by the union of...
Natural Resources, as a category, contains a clear emphasis upon Agriculture, Forestry, and the Geological Survey. Within these areas, highlights include agricultural research and reports on land tenure.