The settler has nowhere to feed and the indigene has all the pastures: Re (visiting) the indigeneity-settler crisis in Nigeria

Seun Bamidele
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Journal of African Political Economy and Development | ISSN 2518-847X | Volume 2 | December 2017

The settler has nowhere to feed and the indigene has all the pastures: Re (visiting) the indigeneity-settler crisis in Nigeria

Seun Bamidele

Institute of Peace, Security and Governance, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

E-mail: oluwaseun.bamidele@gmail.com

Abstract

Indigeneity and regional control is an unavoidable truth even among creatures, nay, all living things. As things remain in Nigeria today, the 1999 Constitution ensures the advantages of citizenship to all Nigerians paying little attention to where they move and settle. All things considered, it neglects to give close attestations in regard of indigeneity rights for the, without a doubt, more fragile parts of the nation – the autochthons! It is here endorsed, accordingly, that as an issue of need, there ought to be an unmistakable refinement approach among citizenship and indigeneship statuses by a considerable system establishment
that ensures the unprotected run of the mill advantages of indigenes. The issue of settlers and indigenes has incessant in Nigeria. It is representing a considerable measure of risk to the corporate presence of the Nigerian state. The investigation along these lines looks at the indigeneity status of residents in multi-ethnic and multi-social Nigerian culture, and the accentuation is on settler and indigene emergency in the nation. The study adopts historical
analysis to inspire data on the issue. It observes that the settlers and indigenes’ wonder is a noteworthy issue equipped for undermining and pulverizing the solidarity of the nation. Such a significant number of emergencies in the nation that had shaken the country to its establishment could be followed to such wonder. The investigation presumes that for Nigeria to gain ground as a single entity, it must discover a method for handling the issues related with settlers and indigenes.

Keywords: Citizenship; Indigeneity; Settler; Nigeria; Constitution.

 

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