Who Was The First President Of Nigeria?


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The first person to be assigned the official title of the President of Nigeria was Alhaji Shehu Shagari in 1979. Before the return of the democratic rule there were a number of prime ministers, governors and heads of military government. It wasn't until 1979 that Nigeria decided to adopt a constitution that was modelled on the same of the United States. This gave the provision for a President, Senate and House of Representatives. Four years later, however, the President was overthrown by the military and was replaced by Major General Muhammadu Buhari as the Head of State. The government was again overthrown in 1985 and a new President was elected. The President status has remained in place in Nigeria since and the current President is Goodluck Jonathan.

As a President of Nigeria there are a number of responsibilities that he or she is expected to carry out. Before being given the title of President, an oath must be sworn to that states he or she will carry out these responsibilities. The President has powers that have been entrusted by the Constitution that require him or her to perform the functions of the Head of State and the head of the national executive. Some of these responsibilities include appointing commissions of inquiry, summoning the National Assembly, making any appointments that the Constitution requires the President to make, assenting to and signing bills and referring a bill back to the National Assembly.

In order for a person to be eligible to become President of Nigeria they must meet a number of requirements. These requirements include; being a citizen of Nigeria, being at least 40 years old, acting as a member of a political party and they must be sponsored by a political party. The Nigerian Constitutions states that any president can only serve two terms of four years in the office.
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Alao Jeremiah answered
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