Preamble: Pidgin

Na we, people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, sake of say we don strong our mind with seriousness to stay together as one country, wey nobody fit divide or dissolve, united and in peace under God, confirming say we go promote inter-African solidarity, world peace, international co-operation and understanding, and because we wan’ make Constitution wey go promote good government and good life for the people for our country, on the understanding say freedom, equality and justice no be wetin anybody go take play, and because we wan confirm our unity, hereby make, pass, and give ourself the Constitution wey you wan’ read so.

Translator: Dr. Eghosa Imasuen

Preamble: English


WE THE PEOPLE of the Federal Republic of Nigeria :

HAVING firmly and solemnly resolved : TO PROVIDE for a Constitution for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all persons in our country on the principles of Freedom, Equality and Justice, and for the purpose of consolidating the Unity of our people :

AND TO LIVE in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble Sovereign Nation under God dedicated to the promotion of inter-African solidarity, and world peace, international co-operation and understanding :

DO HEREBY MAKE, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES the following Constitution :-