Pre-independence Constitution

Government S.S.S 2 Third Term


Pre-independence Constitution 2

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

 1. Mention the Macpherson constitution 1951

 2. Outline the main features of the Macpherson constitution of 1951

 3. Identify the common features of the Macpherson constitution



Macpherson Constitution of 1951

Sir John Macpherson, became the new Governor of Nigeria after Richard, and he made adequate arrangement not to repeat the mistake that led to the opposition and criticism that greeted Richard's constitution. So, in March 1949, a selected committee of the legislative council was set up to examine problems that may likely face the introduction of a new constitution. Macpherson Constitution was assumed to be homemade. As part of Macpherson's effort to come up with a durable and acceptable constitution, an all Nigerian Constitution Conference was held in 1950 in Ibadan. The Conference met in January 1950 and was chaired by Sir Gerald Howe, the Attorney-General.

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