Fundamental Objective and Directives Principles of State Policy

An Appraisal


  • Odi Patrick Okorie Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana


Fundamental objectives, Directives principles, Legislative adherence


The Fundamental Objectives and Directives Principles was coined from the preamble of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and enshrined in Chapter II of the Constitution. The provisions of Chapter II, therefore, described how we can achieve these preamble promises by providing for the welfare of the teeming millions of down-trodden Nigerians, steeped on poverty and destitution. It is a devise to attain the social, political, cultural and economic development of our country. It is therefore the view of this paper that justice, equality, and freedom as stated in the preamble can only be achieved if the principles outlined in the Chapter II which aimed at removing socio-economic inequalities are acknowledged, and policies for their attainment implemented, by a democratic government. The political, economic, social, educational, foreign policy and environmental objectives of our Nation were also x-rayed. It believes that the objectives and principles represent a
dynamic move towards the goal providing for an ideal welfare state.

Author Biography

Odi Patrick Okorie, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana

Department of Social Sciences




How to Cite

Okorie, O. P. (2019). Fundamental Objective and Directives Principles of State Policy: An Appraisal. The Melting Pot, 5(2). Retrieved from