The Constitution III

Civic Education JSS 3 First Term


The Constitution III

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Identify the features of the colonial constitution

2. Discuss the features of the colonial constitution


Features of Colonial constitution

Features of Clifford Constitution of 1922

1. Head of state was in place

This was Governor Hugh Clifford, representing the Queen of England.

2. The Executive council

This was an all European council. No Nigerian was a member, meaning that Nigerians were not part of the decision-making body.

3. Secretary of state for colonies

This was a cabinet minister in Britain and the secretary of state for colonies. All the colonial governors report to him.

4. Elective principle

This constitution established for the first time, elective principle i.e elections were to be conducted into the legislative council.

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