A CONSTITUTION

NIGERIA, A CONSTITUTION AND THE COLLECTIVE FUTURE OF A PEOPLE

By

 

Gabriel B. Ogunmola

      1.  A constitution is not just a stale document but a living framework for the governance of a people.

  1. The people must by an expression of their will, accept the document as binding and reflecting their hope and aspiration for a collective future.
  2. A constitution by such an expression would foster national cohesion and promote unity among the people, and a common consent in the way they see issues of common interest, in their efforts at national development and value addition to their biological additivity.
  3. The fundamental presumption therefore must be a determined will of the people to a collective aspiration of a people within a political community.
  4. That political community of the people is the geographical space where everybody accepts the responsibility of citizenship and loyalty to the political community, of the country: Nigeria.
  5. Nigeria deserves the full membership of its citizenship and grants onto it, the full right of a common humanism and respect for the individuality, liberty and happiness of a people.
  6. For this reason, we, the people must act responsibly and give, Nigeria, the loyalty of our citizenship for a collective good.

 

Professor Gabriel B. Ogunmola FAS

Ibadan.

11th April 2011.