Post-independence Constitution

Government S.S.S 2 Third Term


Post-independence Constitution

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Mention the origin and features of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution

2. Discuss the strengths and weakness of the 1999 constitution

3. Discuss the process of constitution reviewed in the 1999 


The 1999 Nigeria Constitution

This is known to be the supreme law of the federal republic of Nigeria since 29 May, 1999. Abdulsalam Abubakar - head of state of Nigeria, and a General in the Nigerian army was in office between June 1998 and May 29, 1999. It was during his leadership that Nigeria adopted this new constitution. However, the 1999 constitution is largely a recreation of the second republic constitution of 1979 with the features of an American presidential system.

Origin and Features of 1999 Constitution

The constitution of Nigeria that was created to rule our country was.... View More

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