The Place of the Autonomous Community in African Traditional Polity

International Journal of Integrative Humanism Vol. 10 No. 1, November 2018.
ISSN: 2026 – 6286

Prof. G. O. Ozumba

In this paper, the attempt is to explain how the autonomous community can be transformed to become a veritable instrument for engineering a true cosmopolitan community that will make for the progress of the society. When the larger society fails to properly integrate all the communities, there will be a tendency to pursue real autonomy for their communities. The view in this paper is African governments should adopt the principles of integrative humanism which emphasizes proper integration, association, synthesis, harmony, fairness, equity, good conscience, justice and peaceful accommodation. Autonomous communities may continue to endure if we don’t do the needful in ensuring a greater homogeneity in the affairs of state. The agitation for independent states and breakaway nationalities is a consequence of bad governance.

Key Words: Autonomous, Community, Exclusivity, inclusivity, integrative humanism.

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