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The aims and objectives of the national Congress of British West Africa



THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF BRITISH WEST AFRICA
Introduction
The national Congress of British West Africa was formed in 1917 through the initiative of Mr. J.E. Casely hayford of the Gold Coast. Another founding member was Dr. Akinwade Savage, a Nigerian then resident in the Gold Coast. 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
West African Federation
One of the aims and objectives of the National Congress of British West Africa was the call for the establishment of a federation of all the British colonial territories in West Africa.

Reforms in the colonial system
Another aim of the National Congress of British West Africa was that the colonial system must be reformed in all the British colonial territories in West Africa.

Inclusion of educated elite colonial administration
The National Congress of British West Africa also wanted the British to include the educated elite in the administration of the various colonies in British West Africa.

African representation on the Councils
In addition, the National Congress of British West Africa wanted African representation in both the Legislative and Executive Councils in the colonies.

Forge unity among leaders
Finally, the National Congress of British West Africa aimed at bringing together all the effective leaders in the four British West African colonies of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and The Gold Coast.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
1. a. What is the National Congress of British West Africa?
    b. Highlight five aims of the National Congress of British West Africa.

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