• THE CLIFFORD CONSTITUTION OF 1922
    GOVERNMENT

    THE CLIFFORD CONSTITUTION OF 1922

    MAIN FEATURES: Secretary of state for colonies: This was a cabinet minister in Britain and the secretary of state for colonies. All the colonial governors report to him. Head of State: This was Governor Hugh Clifford, representing the Queen of England. The Executive council: It was an all European council. No Nigerian was a member, meaning that Nigerians were not part of the decision making body. The Legislative council: Membership was 46. Twenty-seven members out of the 46 were officials while 19 were unofficial members. Ten out of the 19, were Nigerians. Out of the 10 Nigerians, 4 were elected, 3 were elected from Lagos and 1 from Calabar. The…

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