1999 Constitution inhibiting Nigeria’s development, say Adebanjo, Afe

LEGAL luminary, Chief Afe Babalola and a leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Wednesday identified the 1999 Constitution as a major problem inhibiting the development of the nation.

The two elder statesmen also agreed that the country needed to be restructured for it to realise its full potential.

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The duo spoke in Lagos at a lecture, entitled ‘Restructuring: Building a Knowledge-Based Economy,’ organised by a Yoruba intelligentsia group, Voice of Reason (VOR), in honour of its founder, the late Prince Goke Omisore.

The stakeholders who spoke at the event held at the Agip Hall, also raised the alarm over the falling standard of education in Nigeria, saying that true restructuring is the solution to the myriad of problems confronting the country.

Babalola, who was represented by Professor Kunle Olowu, revealed that Nigeria’s constitution was its greatest problem.

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