Quick Takes Review for 22 to 25 May, 2023
Here is the Quick Takes review for 22 May to 25 May, 2023, and how our listeners contributed to the topics.
On Monday 22nd May 2023, we said that foremost lawyer Chief Afe Babalola asked the incoming administration of Bola Tinubu to prioritize debt forgiveness for Nigeria from creditors’ countries and multilateral financial institutions.
According to Afe Babalola, forgiveness or cancellation would relieve Nigeria of humongous foreign debts.
And we asked what your take is on Afe Babalola’s submission?
67% Agreed, while 33% Disagreed.
On Tuesday 23rd May 2023, we told you that ahead of the 10th National Assembly inauguration in June, the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio said that he would not like to be judged by his ministerial appointment for Niger Delta, adding that everyone is aware that the ministry is a problematic place.
Akpabio stated that he would prefer to be judged by his record as a lawyer of 36 years, commissioner of 6 years and a governor of 8 years.
And we asked what your take is on Akpabio’s submission?
32% Agreed, while 68% Disagreed
On Wednesday 24th May 2023, we told you that the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero said that the outgoing government of President Buhari, performed poorly on power supply, infrastructure, and industrial relations.
According to Ajero, political parties in Nigeria lack ideologies, adding that he does not expect much from the incoming administration of Bola Tinubu, since they are from the same party.
And we asked what your take is on Ajero’s submission?
40%Agreed, while 60% Disagreed
On Thursday 25th May, 2023, we said the President Muhammadu Buhari, defended the heavy borrowings under his administration, describing it as a deliberate choice to fight poverty, create economic growth and employment for Nigerians.
According to Buhari, the debts are tied to projects that have been executed transparently and are there for everyone to see. Note that Nigeria’s total debt stock nears N80tn as Buhari concludes his tenure on May 29.
And we asked what your take is on Buhari’s submission?
15% Agreed, while 85% Disagreed.