Nigeria as a Federation

Civic education JSS2 Second Term

Sub-theme: Government

Week 1

Nigeria as a Federation

Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1. Explain the meaning of federation

2. Explain the need for federation and the federal system


Meaning of federation

Federation is a political system where different states or regions in a country which have the power to make their own laws, jointly agree to be united in order to form a Central or Federal government.

Needs for federation

1. National integration: It helps to bring people from different socio-cultural, economic, religious and linguistic backgrounds together in a nation.

2. Unity and diversity: Irrespective of diversities in religion, tribe and culture, people.... View More

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