Plateau State Essay

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THE IMPACT OF ETHNIC POLITICS ON SOCIAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA, PLATEAU STATE AS A CASE STUDY.
1. INTRODUCTION:
Background of the study.
The social and political characteristics facing the multi-ethnic society today is ethnic politics. Over the years, they have been some debates that arise in heterogeneous society regarding the social and national development of ethnic politics. The main aim of this research is to focus on the impact of ethnic politics on the social and national development of Plateau which is one of the minority regions in Nigeria. Nigeria got various multi-ethnic groups with a population of about 180 million and more people. In the past, before the establishment of Nigeria, they were more than 500 ethnic groups and over 1,300 dialects residing in same location and with
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Research objective.
a) The following are the objectives of the research.
b) To examine the impact of the ethnic politics on national and social In Plateau state.
c) To ascertain the challenges face in Plateau state.
d) To examine the cause of the ethnic politics in Plateau state.
2. Research questions.
The following are questions that this research would try to answer.
a) What is the impact of ethnic politics on the social & national development in Plateau state?
b) Can ethnic politics be avoided in the administration of policies in Plateau State?
3. Significance of the study.
This research is aim fully to the society in providing information on the impact of the ethnic politics in a country. It will also educate and explore how far has ethnic politics impact the political, social and national development of plateau state.

References
• Babangida, Ibrahim Badamasi, (2002), Ethnic Nationalities and the Nigerian State.
• Human development report, UNDP (2006) USA, United Nations Program.
• Imobighe Thomas (ED) (2003), civil society and ethnic conflict management in Nigeria, spectrum books, Ibadan.
• Riker. (1975). Federalism, Handbook of Political

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