FEDERALISM AND NATIONAL INTERGRATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

Abstract
The problem of federalism and the associated crises of national integration in Nigeria raise serious alarm. The situation attracts growing interest and concern. The crises are very severing such that they culminate in a strong force being mounted on the federation with tendency to disintegrate the country. The works addresses this phenomenon by investigating and analysing the problem. Documentary research method is used in gathering and analysing data. So textbooks, journals, periodical publications by related government agencies formed necessary source of our data while we employed system theory for pour analytical framework. The work identifies the method of revenue allocations as the major factor responsible for the crises of national integration in the Nigerian federalism. It concludes that in face in this problem, harmonious unification or integration cannot take place, political system cannot successfully adapt to both internal and external environment such that the survival of the system is difficult. The work recommends among others that federalism is the ultimate solution to the problems of national integration, so federal character and other related approaches should be effectively enforced. Again the current unjustifiable method of revenue allocation should be reformed to reflect justice, equity and fairness.

Table of contents
Title Page i
Approval Page ii
Certification iii
Dedication iv
Acknowledgment v
Abstract: vi
Table of Contents: vii

Chapter One: Introduction
1.0 Introduction 1
1.1 Statement of Problem 2
1.2 Objective of Study 4
1.3 Significance of Study 5
1.4 Literature Review 6
1.5 Theoretical Framework 13
1.6 Hypotheses 15
1.7 Method of Data Collection/ Analyses 16

1.8 Limitation of Study 17
.9 Conceptual Definitions 17

Chapter Two: Revenue Allocation and the Problem of National Integration in Nigeria Federalism
2.0 Revenue Allocation and the Crises of National integration
In Nigerian Federalism: 20
2.1 Resource Allocation 20
2.2 Northern Domination and the Bogey of Power Sharing 24
2.3 Inequality created by Ethnicity 27
2.4 Structural imbalance and the issue of Restructuring 30

Chapter Three: Federalism and the Problem of National Integration in Nigeria
3.0 Federalism and the problem of National integration 33
3.1 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 34
3.2 The Federal character Principle 37
3.3 The Creation of States 39
3.4 The Mass Mobilization for Social Justice, Self Reliance and
Economic Recovery (MAMSER) 43

Chapter Four: Religious and Ethnic Loyalties and National integration
4.0 Religious and Ethnic Loyalties and National integration 46
4.1 Inter ethnic Rivalries and National integration in Nigeria 46
4.2 Religious Loyalties and National integration 48

Chapter Five: Summary /Conclusion and Recommendation
5.1 Summary 51
5.2 Conclusion 53
5.3 Recommendation 54
Bibliography 57
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APA

Raji, A. (2018). FEDERALISM AND NATIONAL INTERGRATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/federalism-and-national-intergration-in-nigeria-issues-and-challenges-7262

MLA 8th

Raji, Alex "FEDERALISM AND NATIONAL INTERGRATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/federalism-and-national-intergration-in-nigeria-issues-and-challenges-7262. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

MLA7

Raji, Alex . "FEDERALISM AND NATIONAL INTERGRATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 19 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/federalism-and-national-intergration-in-nigeria-issues-and-challenges-7262 >.

Chicago

Raji, Alex . "FEDERALISM AND NATIONAL INTERGRATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/federalism-and-national-intergration-in-nigeria-issues-and-challenges-7262

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