An Appraisal of 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and J.j. Rousseau's "General Will"
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This work appraises the 1999 constitution of Nigeria in line with J.J. Rousseau's principle of “General will.” The General will as Rousseau theorized implies an embodiment of rules that guide the citizens of a state, with such rules reflecting the will of the citizens. The 1999 Nigeria constitution is a military constitution made without required consultations. We argue that the 1999 constitution of Nigeria was imposed on the Nigerians by the military without necessary consideration of their will. We therefore conclude that it is an aberration of Rousseau's General will.