Meaning, Types and examples of Constituted Authority


SUBJECT:Civic Education

TOPIC: Meaning, Types and examples of Constituted Authority


A constituted authority is a person or a group of persons that act on behalf of a group and is backed by law.

It can also be defined as a responsibility given to an individual or group of individuals and backed by law.

Types and examples of Constituted Authority

(1) Traditional rulers

Examples are: (a) Oba in Yoruba land

(b) Eze / Obi / Igwe in Igbo land

(c) Emir / Sarki in Hausa land

(d) Obong in Efik / Ibibia.


(2) Religious leaders

Examples are: (a)Pastor, Bishop, in Christianity.

(b) Imam in Islam (c) Apena/ Alaagba in Traditional religion.


(3) Political leaders

Examples are: President, Governors, Senators, House of representatives, Local government chairman and councillors.


(4) Heads of organizations

Examples are: Bank managers, School Principals, Headmistress/ Headmaster etc.



(1) What is constituted authority?


(2) State the four types of Constituted Authority

(i) _______________________








(3) Mention two examples for each constituted authority stated above.

(i) (a)______________ (b)_______________


(ii) (a)_______________ (b)_______________


(iii) (a)________________ (b)_______________


(iv) (a)________________(b)_________________


(4) List the three main religions in Nigeria.






Spread the word if you find this helpful! Click on any social media icon to share
Use the search box to search for any topics or subjects that you want