Using the scholarship of Toyin Falola as the entry point, The Transformation of Central Nigeria covers significant historical moments in the history of Central Nigeria, a region variously described as the North Central geopolitical zone in Nigeria’s official circles and as the Middle-Belt by its indigenous populations. Centrally located in Nigeria and endowed with vast mineral and agricultural resources, Central Nigeria is a mini-Nigeria, for its ethnic diversity, complicated politics and conflicts. The main achievement of this volume is the analysis of the changes since the colonial period to the present.
Sati U. Fwatshak is a Professor in the Department of History and International Studies, University of Jos. His research interests and publications span African economies, African politics, African conflicts, and Islam in Africa. His most recent book is Contemporary Nigeria: Transitional Agencies of Change.