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Northern Elders Forum Distances Self From Hakeem Baba-Ahmed’s ‘Advise To Tinubu Administration’

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The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has dissociated its from a publication credited to Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed, the Director of Publicity of the NEF, titled, “Advise To The Tinubu Administration” and dated 31 July 2023.

The group distanced itself from the publication and all its
ramifications in a statement signed by the Director General of the NEF, Prof. Doknan DD Sheni, OON.

Consequently, the NEF categorically stated that the said “write up and the contents were not the views of the Directors of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), and therefore does not represent the views of NEF on the Administration.”

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The statement reads:

“The attention of the directorate of Northern Elders Forum (NEF has been drawn to a publication credited to Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Director of Publicity, titled “Advise To The Tinubu Administration” dated 31 July 2023.

Hakeem Baba Ahmed of Northern Elders Forum (NEF)
Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed

“We wish to state categorically that the write up and the contents were not the views of the Directors of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), and therefore does not represent the views of NEF on the Administration.

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“This was a personal opinion of Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed. NEF has a procedure of approving such press releases.

“The acceptable position is that any such statements must first be subjected to scrutiny by the Directorate after which it would be forwarded to the Convener for ratification.

“This procedure was not
followed in this case.

“Therefore NEF hereby distances itself from this publication and all its
ramifications”, the statement concluded.

Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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