Dear elders, executives and members of NBA Ile-Ife, I felicitate with you on the occasion of your 2022 law week. Your chosen theme for the week: “Exploring the law as a catalyst towards a truly Federal State” is testament to the fact that you truly understand the mood of the nation.
Now, more than ever, there is the need for Nigerians to sit and have an honest discussion about the system of government we really need to succeed. A truly Federal State will benefit the nation more than the “Unitary system” we are currently running, with too much power concentrated at the centre.
I am therefore pleased that you have chosen to interrogate this issue and I await the communique which will be released from your robust discussions. I am certain that with your array of speakers, the communique will be rich and will be used as a reference guide in the future when discussions of this nature are had at the national level.
Kindly extend my respect to the Royal Father of the day, HM, Oba Dr. Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja, II, the Ooni of Ife.
Thank you NBA Ile-Ife.
Mrs. Linda Rose Bala, Esq