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Monday, December 07, 2020

Elder Statesman Afe Babalola Says Nigeria Needs A New Constitution To Solve Its Problems...

The Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, has said Nigeria needs a new constitution to solve the imbalance, poverty, and other myriads of problems confronting it as a nation.

Babalola said the new document, which he called “the constitution of the people,” would, among other things, encourage emergence of transformational leaders who would develop the country as against the present crop of leaders that he described as transactional.
The elder statesman spoke at ABUAD on Saturday while doling out N30million grant in equipment and cash to 115 youths from Ekiti State, Oyo State, and Republic of Benin who had completed training under the 2020 ABUAD; International Fund for Agricultural Development; Youth Employment in Agric-business and Sustainable Agriculture Grant Scheme.
Babalola said the inability to tame poverty had been responsible for the protests around the country, said, “Unemployment creates poverty, poverty creates anger and anger creates violence”.
The ABUAD founder, who said farming was the path to getting Nigeria out of poverty, said the new constitution would address issues leading to insecurity including on the part of farmers especially considering the killing of farmers and fear of going to the farms.
He said, “There is a very simple solution to that. We need a new constitution where the different nations can develop at their own rate. West was doing well under the old constitution, East was doing well under the old constitution, North was doing well under the old constitution.
“But the present constitution puts leadership in a position that politics becomes the only lucrative business in Nigeria. We don’t want transactional leaders anymore; we want transformational leaders, who will be able to transform this place. The solution is a new constitution – the constitution of the people.”
ABUAD Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Smaranda Olarinde, said the training, equipping, and empowerment of the 115 youths to become agripreneurs “will assist government in reducing unemployment and contribute to enhancing food security and reduction of poverty in society

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  1. It's long overdue.
    But the people that this outdated one is favouring will not champion it, and unfortunately, they are the ones in the position of power to do so.

  2. Thank you very much sir...This military decree cum democracy is simply not working...Nigeria needs a systemic overhaul it is really needed

  3. Not bad if it going to be possible

  4. I have a question.
    How did the lawyer make the monies he is dolling out and used to build a university,
    is it through legal practice?
    Did he occupy any poli-trical post?
    The second question is to help me answer the first. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 Because when they begin
    to advocate for a new beginning for Nigeria, we tend to wonder, what happened to the old
    one we began? Did the present constitution set the (looting) salaries of the members of the national assembly?

  5. I concur,A lot need to change & news stuff need to be added

  6. This is long over due,its will
    surely happen its just a matter
    of time.

  7. Spot on Sir! The other day, I revisited the section that provides for the qualification of a presidential candidate and I was dismayed. So low and so poor.

    Mbanu, we can't continue like this. A change is long overdue

  8. Hahahhahahahha is a lieeeeee my Moniker is backkkkkkk Martin thanks 🙏

  9. I disagree with Afe Babalola. This present constitution has been amended several times, so the issue is not the constitution itself but rather our government at all levels who use the constitution.


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