State Creation, Federal Character and the Igbo Question: A Comment

AMANCHUKWU, Ikenna and EZEDINACHI, IFEOMA E. and Orizu, Oluchukwu N. (2018) State Creation, Federal Character and the Igbo Question: A Comment. Renaissance University Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 160-179. ISSN 2467-8139

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A major issue of the colonial and post-colonial state in Nigeria has been the contention over the institution of mechanisms with which to mitigate ethnic conflicts. There has been the federal character or quota and the creation of states. In this regard quota was established to ensure ethnic balance in the federation while state creation exercise was later embarked upon in order to break the historical collusion between ethnic groups and politics while. However, the process of state creation has been jettisoned albeit temporarily given its inimical effects. Yet the federal character remains in active operation even though it is almost as problematic as state creation. This paper argues that the issue of state creation in Nigeria is about justice and so is beyond the often bandied argument that further creation of states is inimical to the practice of federalism in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 16:38
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 16:38

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