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PROBLEMS OF NIGERIAN FEDERALISM

Government (Secondary School)
  1. Revenue allocation is one of the most contentious issues in Nigerian federalism
  2. Minority questions: the fear of domination by three major ethnic groups outright neglect in allocation of economic resources e.g. Urhobo, Ijo, Itsekiri and the Tivs
  3. Creation of states: despite 36 states federal structure including the FCT, Abuja the demand for state still continues
  4. Inter ethnic rivalry: No thanks to Aguleri/Uguleri wars that lasted 100 years and Fulani/Tivs and Ife/Modakeke riots in the 80s
  5. Boundary disputes is another problem facing Nigerian federalism e.g. border disputes between OSun and Oyo State. Secession of Bakassi peninsular to the Cameroon republic under president Umar Musa Ya’Adua in 2008 owing to ICJ, Hague Netherlands judgments over the island
  6. Power sharing formula
  7. Resource control.

 

EVALUATION

  1. See your workbook
  2. Read Elizabeth Isichei, The story of Nigeria.

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See also

FEATURES OF NIGERIAN FEDERALISM

FEATURES OF 1989 CONSTITUTION

THE INDEPENDENCE CONSTITUTION OF 1960

LYTTLETON CONSTITUTION OF 1954

CLIFFORD CONSTITUTION OF 1922

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