asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the local authority that has reimposed a water rate on women in Abeokuta; and whether that decision is subject to supervision by any superior authority in Nigeria.
The Egba Native Authority, which includes women representatives, proposes to re-impose a water rate of 3s. per annum on women and to increase from 5s. to 10s. the water rate payable by men. This proposal is subject to approval by the Lieutenant Governor, Western Region, who has yet to consider it.