Former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said the implementation of the 2014 CONFAB report is what is needed by the current administration to take Nigeria out of the looming crisis.
Speaking during the launching and presentation of the Memoirs of Senator Femi Okurounmu at the University of Lagos, Jonathan said he could not implement the report before leaving the office because the National Assembly at that time was busy preparing for 2015 election.
I initiated and inaugurated the conference because I believed that the call for a National dialogue could no longer be ignored. It was a decision taken to reconcile the ethnic difference, heal old wounds and address mutual suspicions. The recommendation of the conference is far-reaching in setting an agenda for peace and unity. They amply captured the solutions to the problems of today and made suggestions that will address the worries of tomorrow.
“I believe that the solutions to most of the problems we face today lie in our honest assessment of the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. If we take politics out of consideration, there is every likelihood that a diligent implementation of the key recommendations of the conference will lead the nation out of the woods.
“This will heal frayed nerves, promote solidarity, engender peace and reposition our nation for meaningful growth and sustainable development,” he said.
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