President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday at the state house in Abuja inaugurated the 13-man Advisory Committee to establish modalities for a national conference aimed at resolving issues that currently cause friction in the polity.
Charging the members of the committee to consult widely before developing the framework that will guide the proceedings of the dialogue, he said: “in the task before you, no voice is too small and no opinion is irrelevant. Thus, the views of the sceptics and those of the enthusiasts must be accommodated as you formulate this all important framework. This Conversation is a People’s Conversation and I urge you to formulate an all-inclusive process that protects the people’s interest.”
Dr. Femi Okurounmu had formerly been announced as the committee head and Dr. Akilu Indabawa as its secretary.
The other 11 members of the committee are : Prof. George Obiozor,Sen. Khairat Gwadabe, Sen. Timothy Adudu, Col. Tony Nyiam (Rtd), Prof. Funke Adebayo,Mrs Mairo Ahmed Amshi, Dr. Abubakar Sadiq, Alh. Dauda Birma, Mallam Buhari Bello, Mr. Tony Uranta and Prof. Ben Nwabueze who, yesterday, opted out of the committee.