This paper examined the state of social studies education in Nigeria. Education is an excellent instrument that affects positive changes in any society. For expected changes to occur, the spatial spread of human resources, materials and infrastructures must be a veritable tool to be used. The issues of human resources and infrastructures need to be addressed by stakeholders in the educational sector. The purpose of education is to develop individuals in any society. The challenges that hinder these development in Nigeria are then examined in this paper. These include issues of quality of teaching staff, spatial spread, bad administration, politicization of school, infrastructural facilities and funds. The paper further suggest solutions to these issues raised such as an improve infrastructure stoppage of political interference in schools and even spread of teachers, among others.