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Donnish Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution

November 2017 Vol. 3(3), pp. 029-034

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Original Research Article


How Fundamental are the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles Under Chapter II of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999


L. O. Nwauzi

Lecturer, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author's Email: librow4u@yahoo.com

Accepted 16th November, 2017.



Abstract


The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended provides for fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy in Chapter II. The importance of that Chapter II has been downplayed basically because it is not justiciable. The article examines the some of the provisions of that chapter II and succinctly highlights the importance of the Chapter in the life of the citizens and the governance of this Country called Nigeria using other provision of the Constitution and some judicial pronouncement and legal opinions in support of the assertions. It is important to state that it is not the intendment of this article to discuss the issue of justiciability or otherwise of the Chapter as the importance of the Chapter is discussed having the original intention of the makers of the Constitution in the background. This is a novel approach to the conventional argument of justiciability of Directive Principles for we believe that the Chapter can and is important without necessarily being justiciable, the only problem is the leaders who are to implement the provisions.

Keywords: Fundamental Objectives, Directive Principles, Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

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L. O. Nwauzi. How Fundamental are the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles Under Chapter II of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999. Donnish Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 3(3) 2017 pp. 029-034.


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