Federalism in Nigeria: A Critique
School of Marine Technology, Burutu, Delta State, Nigeria
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- Odisu TA
School of Marine Technology
Burutu, Delta State, Nigeria
Tel No: 08035771981
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 28, 2015; Accepted Date: November 27, 2015; Published Date: December 07, 2015
Citation: Odisu TA (2015) Federalism in Nigeria: A Critique. J Pol Sci Pub Aff 3:185. doi:10.4172/2332-0761.1000185
Copyright: © 2015 Odisu TA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The paper looks at federalism as a political system and how it is being practised in Nigeria. Using the descriptive method of data gathering, the paper reveals that there are contradictions in its practice in Nigeria. What obtains here is a disguised unitary system. There are many differences between the US and Nigeria in the practice of federalism. It is recommended that since some states are not economically viable, full autonomy be granted to the six regions as federating units as well as derecognizing local governments in the constitution.