Ethno-Religious Discrimination in the Nigerian Civil Service: Implications for National Unity

Endong, Floribert Patrick Calvain


The multi-facetted ethnocentrism and religious discrimination which reign at the socio-political sphere of Nigeria are strongly reflected in the country’s civil service, and are not without profound multi-dimensional implications for the upholding of National unity. These forms of social discriminations –which have survived for decades – are of course, inconsistent with the ideals and values of the country, as expressed by the Nigerian Constitution, the civil service notebook and the Nigerian cultural policy, which rather recognize and give equal importance and attention to the diversity of ethnic groups and religions existing in the country.

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