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LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE BUILDING IN IGBO-ETITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE, Is A Well-Researched Topic, It Is To Be Used As A Guide Or Framework For Your Research. (download in EPUB or PDF format)


Anarchy can best be described as a state of absolute lawlessness, absence of control, disorder and confusion. Such a state optimizes an absolute absence of government.

Such a situation stalls political progress, stagnate economic development and stultifies meaningful achievement in the social and welfare sectors.

Indeed nothing works, everybody is unsure of the next moment as these is usually complete break down of law and order, peace and tranquility.
God in His infinite majestic wisdom foresaw the grave consequences of such a chaotic situation and divinely ordained that act of lawmaking, the amply demonstrated the seriousness of His intention in Genesis chapter 2 verse 16 where he enjoined Adam and follows; “you may eat fruit of any tree in the garden, except the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad.

You must not eat the fruit of that tree; if you do, you will die the same day”. God further demonstrated His distaste for lawlessness in Exodus chapter 20 verses 1 to 17 where He handed down the Ten commandments to the Israelites during their journey through the desert to the promise land.
Among the various Nigerian traditional tribes, different means of law enactment and enforcement have always been put to use. In most case lawless conducts, criminal disposition and deprived behaviours are usually frowned at and outrightly regarded as taboo. Those who perpetrate them are supremely punished, ostracized or perpetually banished.

In such circumstances, the cabinet members of the respective traditional leadership, the age grade system or even masquerades may be used as law enforcement agents. In Ancient Greece, the birth place, of demonstrate the function of legislation was the supreme responsibility of the king or Anax, appointed by Zens. Lawless citizen received all manner of punishment, upto and including banishment.

Various other early democracies also devised their different methods of law-making and enforcement necessary for lasting peace and tranquility and good government of their people.

One attainment of political independence in 150 and a Republican States in 1963, the Nigeria Democratic Government was parliamentarian in nature and essentially composed of three distinct organ namely.

– The Legislature
– The Judiciary
– The Executive

Under this setting, the legislature was primary concerned which the function of law-making needed for the peace, order, tranquility, harmonious co-existence and good government of the people the judiciary on its part was concerned with the interpretation of the enacted law while the Executive arm ensured the legal enforcement as it concerned offenders.

Under the different stages of military interregnum, the legislative function has always been abrogated while law are enacted by decrees and edicts, and enforced by the agents of the respective military juntas.

The presidential multi-party system of government adopted in the second republic was re-modeled into a two-party structure for use in the third Republic by the Babangida Administration. Under this system, the legislative arm in both the state and National Assemblies is empowered to make laws, while the judiciary interprets the enacted laws, the Executive arm ensures their implementation.


Title Page i
Certification ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgment iv
Abstract v
Table of Content vii
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Statement of Architectural Problem 2
1.3 Scope and Limitation 4
1.4 Limitation of the Project 5
1.5 Methodology of Research
2.1 Functions of Legislative House 6
2.2 Functionaries of the House 8
2.3 Factors that Determine the Size of a Site 13
2.4 Structure and Composition of the Legislature
Assembly 14
2.5 Material of Construction

3.1 Case study I
3.1 Case study II
3.1 Case study III
4.1 Design for the Disabled 24
4.2 Facts About are Of Study 25
4.3 Climatic Factors Affecting the Site 25
4.4 Artificial Factors on Site 28
4.5 Site Analysis 29
4.6 Site Planning and Orientation 35
4.7 Lightening 39
4.8 Ventilation 39
4.9 Security Control Measures 43
5.1 Design Brief 46
5.2 Design Synthesis 47
5.3 The Design Concept 48
5.4 Materials for Building 52

5.5 Construction 52
5.6 Factors Considered In Choosing Finishes 53
5.7 Conclusion 58
References 59

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