Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Eastern House of Assembly in Enugu 1960

I received this post card this morning, it's a picture of the old Eastern House of Assembly in Enugu. c.1960

The Eastern House of Assembly (created by the Richards Constitution in 1946) served as a moderator between the local native authorities and the legislative council in Lagos.
Enugu became a municipality in 1956 and Umaru Altine became its first Mayor.
In 1960 Enugu became the capital of the eastern region but as a result of the 1966 coup the House of Assembly was dissolved.

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