Why do you have to mobilise these women?
Basically, it is to make them politically inclined, particularly those who are not politically inclined and make them to realise their potentials as women as well as leaders. You have to be in the political circle for you to be able to influence decisions affecting you within the system you are operating. Therefore, my responsibility is to bring women into politics especially PDP, my own party.
What do you intend to achieve for your party as women leader?
Can you tell us a brief history of the university?
Veritas University was founded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria through a resolution given at its March 2002 meeting in Abuja. The university was established in response to the felt need for a university that would provide high quality tertiary education according to the noble tradition of the Catholic Church.
Provisional license for operation was granted by the National Universities Commission on May 7, 2007. The permanent site of the university is located in Bwari Area Council of Abuja.
What exactly does it take to mediate in a conflict?
How do you score the value of arts in the world of science and technology?
What have been the challenges since your assumption of office as chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Kaduna State chapter?
What are the terms of reference of your committee?
The committee is on the trace for people who are not lawyers but are practicing as lawyers and also preparing legal documents. The work of the anti-fake lawyers committee is to fish out those mentioned above.
Have you recorded any success so far?
Yes. The committee has arrested about three persons who were practicing as lawyers, while actually they do not have the prerequisite qualifications. The matter is in court and we are waiting for the outcome.
Many investors are not keen to invest in Bayelsa State despite attempt by the state government to woo them. What do you think is responsible for this?
Nobody would come to invest in Bayelsa, except Bayelsans who are in business decide to invest to improve the local economy. The only exception to this trend are the multi-national oil companies that are operating in the Niger Delta; and it was for this singular reason that we decided to take the lead in investing in the state and the Niger Delta region.
Sir, congratulations on your appointment as the Cross River State police commissioner; how has it been? The core duty of the police is the protection of lives and property as well as the maintenance of law and order. This is what the police in Cross River is committed to. Everyone has a stake in security of the community and I enjoin members of the public to take the security of their community seriously. You have just talked about the involvement of communities in security, how is that working out in Cross River State?
The opposition has alleged that the governor spends much money that should have been used here outside the state. What can you say about this allegation?
Which money is spent outside? That’s a very strange thing to say. There are two notable seas in the Promised Land, one of which is the sea of Galilee and the other is the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea does not give out water. No
Is it right for the government to demolish houses without adequate compensation or resettlement?