The Politics of Religion in Nigeria: Implication for National Integration

Olu Awofeso,


The paper discusses the process through which religion was politicized by the Nigerian elite during colonialism and under successive regimes after independence. Most importantly was the various dimensions the politicization of religion had assumed during this period. These among others include the manipulation of religion for selfish propaganda and political gains all of which had serious implication on political stability and national integration of socio-culturally and religiously diverse people of Nigeria. The paper also profers suggestions on how to minimize religious politics and enhance corporate unity in Nigeria.


Politics, Religion and National Integration



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