Federalism and Political Restructuring in Nigeria: Analysis of the Rationale and Challenges

Mr. Amadi, Inyikalum Daniel


Necessitating this research paper had been the persistent call from sections of the Nigerian polity for the restructuring of the Nigerian State especially with regards to her federal system of government. The paper sought to highlight the rationale and challenges embedded in the consistently persistent calls for restructuring in the country. It was emphasized that in order to ensure that the Nigerian system doesn’t collapse, political restructuring becomes necessary to providesufficientroom fortheco-existenceof centrifugalandcentripetalforcesinherent in the country. The paper therefore recommends state creation and emphasis on regionalism as approaches that will help foster Nigeria’s federalism and create room for integrating forces rather those forces that seek to disintegrate the federation

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