This study, COMPARATIVE ISSUES ON THE TRADITIONAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT AND THE NIGERIAN SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENTS contains concise information that will serve as a framework or guide for your project work. The project study is well-researched for academic purposes and are usually provided in complete chapters with adequate References.
Government could be described as a form of leadership that depends on the will of the people to the government.
It’s practiced and handle based on a structure that has been drawn, factoring in many issues that will sustain such a government.
Systems of government has to do with how different social groups or parts work together in order to activities a common goal.
In every economy of the world, the system of government being practiced determines the players and the outcome based on many critical factors which have to be in place before there could be a sustainable government.
Governments involves basically two part namely:
Both parts have their roles to play in the sustenance of such a governmental system in operation.
The citizens of a country are regarded as those who are given birth naturally in the country or naturalized through citizenship procedures.
They hold the highest level of choice as to who roles over them and what characterized the system of government, the people choose who lead them through a ballot system of voting, this system of government is being practiced in many countries of the world including Nigeria.
The leaders are the ones that implement the solutions to the need of the citizen on an “as – is” basis following carefully laid down principles and procedure. In the Nigerian context, the democratic system of government is being practiced after many attempts as overruling a military system of government that had been in practice.
In the traditional context however, the choice of candidacy is usually left to the deities Sango, Obatala, Ifa, etc. to decide based on the lineage and descent of the choice candidates.
In fact looking through the pre-colonial epoch in Yoruba political and cultural history, one can see some elements of democracy featured in pre-colonial and traditional Yoruba social and political organisation (Yienusa Kehinde Solami, 2006).
As civilization began to gain influence in Nigeria, a military rule come into power which necessitates the enforcement of strict role on the citizens, this gives way to lax security of lifes and properties, however, the yearnings of the people are not always attended to.
Several coup de tat took place, military officials were overthrown by their rank and file, successions took place and this lead to the establishment of democracy which is being practiced with reference to our colonial masters.
There are several issues that differentiates the democratic system of government in Nigeria and the Yoruba traditional system of government though they look alike but there are comparative issues that sheds more light on the two system of government such as;
So also, the system of government in Nigeria is a system that does not consider traditional rule. It was borrowed from the modern and development countries where partiament, presidency are the major division of government.
It is an imbibed system of government that originates from the colonialism of the country by the masters.
Traditional system of government is the system of government that originates with the people. It has been in existence since the discovery of the state as a whole.
Traditional system of government according to Aristotle is based on kingship. It is a kind of government where superstitions, some abormination are put together to form the constitution of the country.
Within the Nigerian context of government, there are three main arms of government namely;
The legislative formulates the law, the executive enforce the law, the judiciary interpretes the law.
In the traditional context, the kind and the soldiers formulates, enforce and interpretes laws.
In view of all this, the mode and system of government in the Nigeria context and the traditional context looked similar but looking deep into the practices that surround the two, there are more differences.
The following are the aims and objectives of this project:
THE FILM “SAWOROIDE”
The film “SAWOROIDE” is an epic movies that depicts and illustrate the very characteristics that define our present day democratic system lf government where several social vices are coming into play. Changing the face of our image into a corruptible image especially when it has to do with corrupt leaders.
In our present day government, the moral decadence that is strongly entwined with the practices could well be traced to the root causes money and excessive hunger for power which when out of control can destroy the one who possess it.
“Saworoide” is a film that explains in depth our leaders aspirations to become public figures what motivates them to have such aspirations and what they become when they get into the seat of power.
In the film “Saworoide” the story began with a man “Lapite” who is not entitled to the throne but by all means gets there even though he never goes into power as a king but refuses to fulfill the people’s desire, instead he seeks to enrich his pocket, this leads to a series of chain reactions. Those who have corruption running in their blood but couldn’t express it during the time of the former king due to his strict laws imposition finds a way to express their intent to cut down on taxes and for them to do that, they need an accomplice. Someone that could help fulfill their desires. The king who has a corrupt intent meets with corrupt loggers, the king demands for a share out of their profit which in turn effect the taxes, the taxes meant for road construction, promotion of peace and security was diverted into private coffers. This leads to series of wars. The youth stand for their rights which leads to insecurity in the city, the king was is dethroned by another corrupt official and the chain becomes longer when power jumps from one corrupt hand to the other.
Highlights of the Film
The film strongly illustrates what happens in our days when aspirants for position of leadership only get there, to enrich themselves and in turn lose their integrity and the trust of the people. Furthermore, it also explains what has been in existence right from time immemorial in the democratic system and administration of Nigeria and what the past leaders had been done up until the time when the citizens start clamouring for their rights.
The acceptance of democracy was due to the facts that democratic system of government allows the people to fight for their right.
The epic moure “saworoide” is a true reflection of the present state of our present democracy and what the future holds.
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