§ 44. Mr. HORRABIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the subjects of the chiefs against whom action may be taken by the Governor of Nigeria under the Appointment and Deposition of Chiefs Ordinance will be consulted in any way; and whether any means of appeal is provided against decisions taken by the Governor under the Ordinance?
§ Dr. SHIELS
The Governor will no doubt take all steps that appear to him reasonable and desirable to carry out fully the preliminary inquiry which the Ordinance requires, and which would include consideration of local public opinion. Action under the Ordinance is regarded as executive rather than judicial, and no appeal to a Court of Law is provided in the Ordinance. There is, however, an appeal to the Secretary of State through the Governor.