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Merits and Demerits of Macpherson Constitution of 1951

Macpherson constitution of 1951

Read the full details and features of the Macpherson constitution here.

Below are the merits/advantages and demerits/disadvantages of the Macpherson constitution of 1951

Merits/Advantages of Macpherson Constitution

1. It improved on Richards constitution of 1946 by consulting Nigerians during the drafting process.

2. It created the post of a minister. Continue reading Merits and Demerits of Macpherson Constitution of 1951

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Merits and Demerits of Richards constitution of 1946

Sir Arthur Richards
Sir Arthur Richards
Read the full details and features of the Richards constitution here.

Below are the merits and demerits (advantages and disadvantages) of the Richards constitution of 1946

Merits/advantages of Richards constitution

1. It brought about regionalism which served as a bedrock for federalism in Nigeria

2. Unlike the Clifford constitution of 1922, the people were consulted (though not really) in the drafting of Richards constitution. Continue reading Merits and Demerits of Richards constitution of 1946

The Richards Constitution of 1946

Constitution Of Nigeria

Governor Bernard Bourdilloun succeeded Sir Hugh Clifford as the Governor General of Nigeria in 1939 and later left the office in 1945. In 1939, while still in power, he turned the Northern and Southern Protectorates into provinces and divided the Southern province into Eastern and Western provinces, while the Northern province remained untouched. Continue reading The Richards Constitution of 1946