The Constitution II

Civic Education JSS 3 First Term


The Constitution II

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Explain in details the various colonial Nigerian constitution

2. State the roles of citizens in constitutional development


1. Colonial Nigerian Constitution

- Clifford constitution 1922

- Richard Constitution 1946

- Macpherson Constitution 1951

- Lyttelton Constitution 1954

2. The role of citizens in constitutional development.

Clifford Constitution of 1922

Clifford made a recommendation of granting of elective representation, when setting up the legislative council. This was granted by the new Secretary of state (Winston Churchill) for the colonies. Nigeria then became the first country to adopt this principle.

Richard Constitution of 1946

During the outbreak of the second world war (1939-1945) the Governor of Nigeria was Sir Bourdillon, who was in office between 1939 and.... View More

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