Features of Independent constitution of 1960
The 1960 constitution still remains Nigeria a federation of three regions
The queen was still the head of state but she was represented by a governor general -late Dr.nnamdi azikiwe, who was the first black and indigenous governor general of Nigeria. The constitution provided for too chamber legislature- the house of representative and the house of senate, this was the first time Nigeria practice bi-cameral legislature
Under the 1960 constitution, the amendment of Nigeria constitution was removed from British authorities as the procedure for amendment were contained in the constitution itself.
Merit of Independent constitution of 1960
- The Nigerian affairs were left in the hand of Nigerian, to discuss
- A Nigerian was made governor- general for the first time in the history of Nigeria
- The British authorities stopped being involved in the amendment of Nigeria constitution
- Fundamental human right were given to Nigerians for the first time.