What Do You Think About The Nigerian System Of Government

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vijanti dhanji answered
The Federal Republic of Nigeria's government is ruled under the accordance with the provisions of a Constitution. The latest came into being in May, 1999, when the out-going military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, made an announcement which was regarded as the recognizing new body of laws as the country's supreme document. The new Constitution was completely based on the report in which a Committee had gathered the views given by Nigerians on the 1995 Draft Constitution, although that report was altered by the military government's Provisional Ruling Council. However, the 1999 Constitution was, almost in all respects, also similar to the 1979 Constitution.
Considerably, the Constitution states that Nigeria is one indivisible and permanent sovereign state, and its constituent units are combined together by a Federal agreement. It provides for a presidential system of government in which there has to be an Executive, a Legislature and a Judiciary, and all of them acting as a check and balance on the powers of the governments. The Constitution further takes care of the operation at three different levels of government, and they are the Federal, State and Local levels. These provisions are necessary on all authorities and persons throughout the Federation.
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Sachin P answered
Nigeria or the more politically correct, 'Federal Republic of Nigeria' is governed in accordance and compliance with the provisions specified within the framework of a Constitution. The most recent Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria came into being in May, 1999. The then out-going military Head of State put into force a Decree that recognized a new body of laws as Nigeria's 'supreme document'. The new Constitution adopted by the Federal Republic of Nigeria is based essentially on the report submitted by a Committee that had collated the views expressed by Nigerians. These views were the people's reaction to the 1995 Draft Constitution, although that report was indeed amended by the Provisional Ruling Council of the active military government. However, the 1999 Constitution is also quite similar to the 1979 Constitution.

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria affirms that Nigeria is one 'indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state'. Its constituent units are bound together by the adopted form of Federal arrangement. This provides for a presidential system of government and the three tier system of operation, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary. Each of the three constitutions checks and balances the powers of the other two wings of the government. The Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria also further provides for the operation of the three tiers of government, at the Federal, State and the Local level. The provisions thus put into place are absolutely binding on all authorities, throughout the Federation.

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