The Politics of Restructuring and the Nigerian National Question

by

 

Essien U. U. Ukpe

Political Science Department, Akwa Ibom State University

essienukpe@aksu.edu.ng; 08025040266

 

Abstract

This study examined the prospects of further restructuring as a panacea for resolving the Nigerian National Question. It chronicled the various instances where restructuring has been carried out even before the country became independent till date. It was discovered that all those efforts have not resolved the ethnic sentiments and agitations that has been the bane of social integration and national cohesion in Nigeria. Using the historical descriptive method, it was recommended, among others, the constitution of a sovereign national conference to enable the various peoples that make up the polyglot called Nigeria to determine their fate and future.

 

Key words: National Question, Restructuring, Self Determination, Federalism, Sovereign National Conference.

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