Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Northern Elders Forum’s spokesman, talks with Daniel Ayantoye about his evaluation of the elections, governance, and the new administration.
Senator Jibrin Barau of the North and Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu of the South-East have expressed interest. According to some, the South-East ought to receive compensation in the form of the senate chair to maintain balance. How do you feel?
“What does the term “compensation” mean? What does the South-East lose by only paying one person for a job that is unlikely to be advantageous to the South-East?”
What do you think about the bills that the President recently signed into law allowing states to license energy generation, transmission, and distribution as well as judicial and legislative independence?
“These are issues that ought to have been resolved a long time ago, and there is no justification for a state not to produce its own energy.”