Citizenship is a relationship between an individual and the country he lives in with full constitutional right.
Goals of Citizenships
- To prepare students for leadership role
- To sustain democracy
- To educate youth about their duties and obligation
- TO FOSTER NATIONAL UNITY
ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP
A citizen is defined as a legal member of a state with full constitutional right of that country we lives in. he enjoys certain rights and privileges and owes certain responsibility and obligation to the country.
There are different ways of acquiring the citizenship of a country depending on the type of citizenship you are acquiring. The following are the methods of acquisition of citizenship.
- Citizenship by birth: This is when somebody is born between the tertiary of a country or a person whose parents are born in a particular country he/she becomes a citizen of that country.
- Citizenship by registration: This can happen in two ways; by marriage and by adopting a foreign child. Ministry of internal affairs is concerned about marriage.
- Citizenship by naturalization: A foreigner can decide to be a citizen of a country. This is a decision made by a foreigner to be a citizen of another country. He/she must have spent up to 15 years in that country before he can be granted the citizenship and swear the oat of allegiance in Nigeria. And after spending 15 years in Nigeria and is not up to 21 years of age, he/she will not be granted the citizenship.
- Dual citizenship: This is when a child is born in a foreign country but to a Nigerian parent, then he/she is a dual citizen.
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