(a) State three significance of nationalism to the political development of Nigeria. (b) Highlight three nationalistic roles of Kwame Nkrumah.

(a) State three significance of nationalism to the political development of Nigeria.
(b) Highlight three nationalistic roles of Kwame Nkrumah.
Solution & Explanation:
a. Significance of nationalism to the political development of Nigeria
1. It arouses the sense of selflessness in people towards their nation.
2. It creates a sense of allegiance to one’s nation.
3. It assists in maintaining/reinforcing national values.
4. It promotes national development plans and programmes.
5. It guarantees self-rule/self determination/independence.
6. It promotes national self-reliance.
7. It mobilizes citizens for national unity/it promotes sense of oneness.
8. It promotes good and responsible governance.
9. It provides role models for leadership training/political mentorship.

b. Nationalistic roles of Kwame Nkrumah.

1. He mobilized Ghanaians to oppose oppressive colonial policies.
2. He formed and led Convention People’s Party (CPP).
3. He participated actively in pre-independence constitutional conferences.
4. He led Ghana to gain independence from British.
5. He suffered incarceration for agitating for self rule in Ghana.
6. He was actively involved in the formation of organization of African Union (OAU) and Pan-African movement.
7. His nationalistic writings such as Pan-Africanism promoted unity among Africans at home and in Diasporas.

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