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JSS3: CIVIC EDUCATION - 1ST TERM

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Belowwere the features of Richard’s Constitution;

1. It introduced bicameralism in Nigeria.

2. It integrated the north with the south under one legislative council.

3. Franchise qualification was reduced to £50 per annum.

4. The constitution divided Nigeria into 3 regions: West, North, and East.

5. The colonial Governor-General exercised veto power, as he could overturn the decisions of the legislative council.

6. It hindered the scope of Nigeria’s representation in the legislative council.

7. It retained executive and legislative councils.

8. Africans were included in the executive council.

9. The legislative council had an unofficial majority.

Nigeria - 3 regions
The constitution divided Nigeria into 3 regions: West, North, and East.
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