International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
A Critical Review of Historical Analysis of Social Change in Nigeria from the Pre-Colonial To the Post-Colonial Period


Changes are inevitable in both civilization as a whole and in humans. The majority of the time, social change in a country is brought about on a global scale. The intentional and unintentional changes that occur in our culture are explained by a variety of theories.  They include theories on conflict, evolution, and different agents of change like invention and finding.  Our society, politics, family, and even our education have all been impacted by social change. Hence, the pre-colonial, colonial, military, and what might be referred to as the democratic eras are some of the stages that the Nigerian society has gone through. Although the society undergoes changes as a result of each step, this society's desire for change has not yet been fully satiated. There is a constant search for improved social reforms and conditions because change is a fact of life. Particularly in Nigeria, societal change has occurred over time and continues to occur. It is advised that Nigeria should preserve its native language because it has played a significant role in social change since the post-Colonial era. These changes can be attributed to a number of variables, including language education, technology, modernization, environment, population, etc. It does, however, demonstrate that there are additional variables at play.