Quick Takes Review for November 20 to November 23, 2023
Here is the Quick Takes review for November 20 to November 23, 2023, and how our listeners contributed to the topics.
On Monday 20th November 2023, we told you that the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde said that a complete restructuring of Nigeria is needed if the country must move forward, stating that what the country should be talking about right now is what structure will work best for it.
According to Makinde, the reason for high ethnicity in the country is because governance is too concentrated in the center, adding that over 60 years after independence, Nigeria has managed to remain indiscernible after going through the civil war and several elections.
And we asked what your take was on Makinde’s submission.
100% agreed, while 0% disagreed.
On Tuesday 21st November 2023, we told you that former President Olusegun Obasanjo said that Western liberal democracy is not working for Africa, adding that Western democracy, as it is being practiced in Nigeria and other African countries, should be re-examined because it has not delivered on good governance and progressive development for the continent.
According to Obasanjo, liberal democracy does not take into account Africa’s history and culture, noting that the Western style of democracy failed in Africa because it did not consider the views of the majority of the people. He, however, advocated for what he called afro-democracy.
And we asked what your take was on Obasanjo’s submission.
50% agreed, while 50% disagreed.
On Wednesday 22nd November 2023, we told you that former President Muhammadu Buhari said that he did his best in the eight years that he governed Nigeria, stating that Nigerians are extremely difficult to manage, they know their rights, they think they should be in charge, and they monitor virtually every step.
According to Buhari, he endorsed the controversial naira redesign policy in the twilight of his administration to protect his own integrity and to show Nigerians that there was no shortcut to success.
And we asked what your take was on Buhari’s submission.
37% agreed, while 63% disagreed.
On Thursday 23rd November 2023, we said President Bola Tinubu said that his name deserves to be in the Guinness World Records (GWR), noting that his track records should earn him recognition, while adding that if he is not recognized, he would strive to ensure that his name is inserted in the historic Guinness World Records.
According to Tinubu, he governed Lagos for eight years and he can proudly say that Lagos State is on the horizon and the fifth-largest economy in Africa, rising from zero, stating that it was the track record that led him to the presidency.
And we asked what your take was on Tinubu’s submission.
7% agreed, while 93% disagreed.