§ 44. Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is in a position to make a statement regarding the proposed partition of Ijebu province, Nigeria?
§ The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)
In connection with the question whether the Akarigbo of Ijebu Ode should be made independent of the Awujale of Ijebu Ode, the Governor of Nigeria has appointed a commission of inquiry under a judge of the High Court of Nigeria to inquire into rival claims and to decide thereon. The Commission has begun its work.
§ Mr. Ormsby-Gore
I have said that the Commission has begun its work. I do not know how long it will be.