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National Unity: Ganduje, Okorocha, Fashola, Others to Discuss Sustainability of Nigeria.


Following the recent agitations for separation by some groups and individuals. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) , press corps has organized a one day conference in order to discuss the sustainability of Nigeria.

A press statement signed by Babatunde Ayeni the Chairman, Conference Organizing Committee said Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is expected to give a keynote address at the one-day conference organized.

According to the statement, address will thereafter be discussed by five-man discussants which include; the former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Senator Peter Nwaboshi, minister of state FCT, Hajia Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu and Senator Opeyemi Bamidele.

He said the event is slated for Thursday, August 5th at Ladi Kwali conference center, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The public lecture series is aimed at contributing to the intellectual development of the nation’s democracy.

The chairman conference organizing committee noted that the topic for the event is “Sustaining United and Indivisible Nigeria: A myth or reality.” The APC chairman, Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), and governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni will be the chairman of the occasion.

“Other prominent Nigerians expected to speak at the event include; Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, minister of trade and investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, minister of state for petroleum, Chief Timiprye Sylva, and minister of state for labor, Festus Keyamo (SAN). Others are Hon. James Faleke, Director General of the Voice of Nigeria. Mr. Osita Okechukwu and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Mohammed Lukman.”

“The public lecture series is aimed at providing workable template options for effective good governance and serve as a medium for the deepening of democratic norms and institutions by engaging key players in politics, public administration, academia and economy. Report and suggestions on the lecture will be made available to the party and interested members of the public.”

On the choice of Governor Ganduje as the keynote speaker, he noted that “the Governor’s impeccable political antecedent and being an active participant in the on-going Nigerian project was considered.”

“In discussing Nigeria’s diversity, we believe that Governor Ganduje has a lot of experience to share with Nigerians. Being a product of the premier University of Ibadan though born in Kano. It’s also a fact that Governor Ganduje’s daughter married a Yoruba man. In addition, Dr. Ganduje’s networks of closed friends and associates are mostly from the South-east and South-south.,”

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