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In what ways was the 1922 Clifford Constitution in Nigeria significant?

THE 1922 CLIFFORD CONSTITUTION IN NIGERIA WAS SIGNIFICANT IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS: 

  • The constitution introduced
    elective principle which for the first
    time allowed Nigerians to elect their representatives into the legislative council 
  • It gave special impetus to
    political activities which led to the  formation
    of political parties 
  • It increased political
    agitation and awakened the spirit of nationalism which quickened Nigeria’s
    independence 
  • It served as the first ever
    constitution in Nigeria 
  • The constitution allowed Nigerians more
    representation than the Nigerian Council 
  • It also witnessed the birth of
    newspapers in Nigeria 
  • It started the process and prepared
    Nigerians, for self government

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