Federalism I

Civic Education SS1 Second Term

Week 5


Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1. Meaning/definition of federalism

2. Federal, state and local government

3. Characteristics, functions, structures.


Definition of federalism

Federalism is the belief and support for the federal system of government. A federal system of government is a political system in which power is shared between the central and regional government.

State government and its structure

The state government is the second tier of government in the federal system. The head of the state government is the Governor. There are thirty-six states currently recognized and operating in Nigeria. The legislative arm of the state government is called the state house of Assembly. The characteristic of a state includes; Government View More

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