Political and socio-economic growth of any community could be attributed to the ability or inability of the indigenous people to initiate policies and programmes that would encourage growth in their communities. Communities often rely on the government for whatever growth that is needed in their domain without making any effort of their own first, before calling on the government for assistance. Indigenous efforts refers to the various contributions of the local people or inhabitants of a community or town towards the growth of their domain. Indigenous people are the owners of the community and are in the best position to know what constitutes growth in their communities by putting in their best towards achieving their objectives. The study adopted the historical inquiry cum historical analysis methodology while data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. The study revealed that communities who employed indigenous efforts as a way of promoting political and socio-economic growth in their communities achieved sustainable growth than communities who rely or wait for the government for their political and socioeconomic growth. The study therefore encouraged the indigenous people to always put up their own efforts towards their political and socio-economic growth which will then attract government attention for assistance.