By Monica Emmanuel
Nigeria is a manufactured from the 1914 amalgamation of Northern and Southern protectorates through the British Colonialists. The amalgamation of those protectorates used to be the singular fundamental reason behind the Nigeria’s political challenge because it didn't consider the implications of bringing jointly peoples with disparate tradition and faith. The secondary reason used to be the inability of political will of Nigeria’s political management to emplace institutional framework, to wit, the political method, political management, political constitution and correct structure, which had promoted peaceable coexistence and tolerance in plural societies elsewhere.
These shortcomings current Nigeria with offerings particularly, keeping the constitution as bequeathed to Nigeria with all its inner contradictions and endeavouring to make the 1914 amalgamation, paintings via political cum constitutional engineering that will tinker with structural deficiency to accomplish political stability.
The examine derives its ambitions from the previous, which success it considers because the street map for making sure Nigeria’s balance, progress and development.
The chronicled ethnic and spiritual conflicts recommend the absence of a really federal structure that incorporates monetary federalism and secularism. hence a few of the ethnic and non secular conflicts together with the 3-year civil battle and the Boko Haram insurgency have been exemplifications of Nigeria’s defective constitutional framework or the politicisation of religion.
The overview of extant literature and clash theories exhibits that ethnicity and faith are identity-based and may hence spawn conflicts whereas Human/Basic wishes; Realist; Frustration-Aggression, Scapegoat and Structural theories are enough instruments for explaining ethnic and spiritual conflicts.
The paintings considers the concord build as sufficient framework for facing Nigeria’s inner conflicts.