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Whose tenants are they?

At independence, it was clear that our nation is constituted by large and in some cases, smaller ethnic groups. It was thought right from inception that the larger ethnic groups would have a tendency to dominate the smaller ones, for which reason, the fears of minorities were assuaged by the stipulation of fundamental rights as a chapter in the independence constitution of 1960, as well as subsequent constitutions. Irrefutably, we have had to endure ethnic tensions throughout the history of this would be great country. We may at this stage borrow a few words from a book (Foundations of a New Nigeria) edited by two great and celebrated scholars, Sam Oyovbaire and Tunji Olagunju.

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