When Nigeria achieved independence in 1960, the head of state was the

JAMB 2001

When Nigeria achieved independence in 1960, the head of state was the

  • A. president
  • B. prime minister
  • C. Governor-General
  • D. Queen of England.
Correct Answer: Option D
Explanation

When Nigeria achieved independence in 1960, the Head of state was the Governor-General, representing the queen of England.
One of the main provisions of the constitution of 1960 was that the governor general was made the constitutional ceremonial Head of state and a representative of the Queen of England.

This means the queen was the head of state but appointed a representative in the person of the governor-general to stand in for her, in her absence.


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