FEDERAL CHARACTER PRINCIPLE IN NIGERIA

INTRODUCTION
Federal Character Principle was the product of Gowon Administration when after the Civil War when it was believed that Igbos occupied major ministries. But that should not border any body because Igbos did not occupy every ministry before the war. Remark that Tafawa Balewa was in Power and Ahmadu Bello made sure that Hausa-Fulani held the Nigerian Military even without formal education. So, where is Federal Character Principle in the Nigerian Military? Hausa should not monopolize everything; Igbo should not monopolize every thing; Yoruba should not monopolize every thing; Efik, Ijaw, Tiv, Fulani, and others should not monopolize every thing; I think that is what Federal Character Principle stands for.

BUT AS IT IS NOW, SHOULD WE SAY THERE IS FEDERAL CHARACTER PRINCIPLE IN NIGERIA? NOW LOOK AT THIS DATA:
1) About 70% of Nigeria Foot-soldiers are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
2) About 80% of all Permanent Secretaries in Federal Ministries are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
3) About 80% of those given Oil Wells presently in the Oil from Niger Delta Region are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
4) About 60% of Generals in the Nigerian Military are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
5) About 60% of the Heads of Parastatals are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
6) About 70% of the Top Posts in P.D.P are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
7) About 60% of the Top Ranks in Nigerian Police Force are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
8) About 70% of Nigerian State Security Services (SSS) men are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
9) About 60% Top Posts in each of: Nigerian Prison Services, Nigeria Immigration and Nigerian Ports Authority are from Hausa-Fulani. Is that Federal Character Principle?
10) Visit JAMB Office and see. About 90% of the employees are from both Hausa –Fulani and Yoruba tribes. Is that Federal Character Principle?
11) Visit Federal Secretariat Abuja Central Area Complex and see for your self. More than 80% of all the employees are from both Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba tribes combined. Is that Federal Character Principle?
12) Visit Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and see for yourself. About 95% of the professors and workers are from Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba tribes combined. Is that Federal Character Principle?
13) Go and check all the Federal Universities, Federal Colleges of Education, Federal Polytechnics. About 90% of all the Registrars and Bursars are from both Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba tribes combined. Is that Federal Character Principle? 

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APA

Kings, S. (2018). FEDERAL CHARACTER PRINCIPLE IN NIGERIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/federal-character-principle-in-nigeria-6166

MLA 8th

Kings, Solomon "FEDERAL CHARACTER PRINCIPLE IN NIGERIA" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/federal-character-principle-in-nigeria-6166. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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Kings, Solomon . "FEDERAL CHARACTER PRINCIPLE IN NIGERIA". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 23 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/federal-character-principle-in-nigeria-6166 >.

Chicago

Kings, Solomon . "FEDERAL CHARACTER PRINCIPLE IN NIGERIA" Afribary (2018). Accessed July 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/federal-character-principle-in-nigeria-6166