More
    HomeEntertainmentComedian Ali Baba calls Nigerian constitution the 'biggest problem we have'

    Comedian Ali Baba calls Nigerian constitution the 'biggest problem we have'

    Published on

    He also strongly believes that each state should be allowed to generate its own revenue.

    Popular Nigerian comedian Ali Baba has stated that the Nigerian constitution is ‘not actually a constitution.’

    He recently appeared as a guest on the Sunrise Show on Channels Television, where he spoke on Nigeria’s “orientation issues.” Part of the issues he highlighted in the interview was Nigeria’s constitution, which he stressed was a “big problem.”

    The comic said, “Our constitution is the biggest problem we have now; it’s an anomaly, it’s not actually a constitution; it’s something that some people drafted, and got some lawyers to knock it together because the constitution doesn’t speak to the growth and national development of our country.”

    Ali Baba also spoke on Nigeria’s growth and suggested that the government should allow each state to have its autonomy.

    “The truth is if you want this country to grow, let each state generate its own revenue. The Federal Government can assist them if they want to but the funds and revenue that come from certain states should not be shared with every other person,” he said.

    Between the years 1967 to 1996, the Nigerian military scrapped the regions previously established and created 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). And from those 36 states, 774 local government areas were created. However, Ali Baba expressed his view that some states were created just to appease some military officers.

    “Oh, this guy is a senior military officer, he comes from this area, we can’t give him a state now, let’s just create a state and take care of those people. Or the issue of we want to create four states in the north, let’s just balance it with some states in the south so that it will look deliberate because some of the states that were created needed to be local governments,” he said.

    Latest articles

    Reasons Muslim women wear Hijabs

    The decision to wear the hijab is deeply personal and varies significantly from one...

    Why single mothers struggle to find partners – Joselyn Dumas

    Actress and television presenter, Joselyn Dumas has been candid about the challenges single mothers...

    'Ch3mistry' director Adenike Adebayo on Netflix over film's debut delay

    Olori Esho shared her dismay as her movie, Ch3mistry, is not available after the...

    Moses Babatope to launch new company after leaving Filmhouse

    The Filmhouse Group co-founder is set to launch his own media and entertainment company,...

    More like this

    Reasons Muslim women wear Hijabs

    The decision to wear the hijab is deeply personal and varies significantly from one...

    Why single mothers struggle to find partners – Joselyn Dumas

    Actress and television presenter, Joselyn Dumas has been candid about the challenges single mothers...

    'Ch3mistry' director Adenike Adebayo on Netflix over film's debut delay

    Olori Esho shared her dismay as her movie, Ch3mistry, is not available after the...