Schedule IV to the Nigerian Constitution 1999

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.


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