Peaceful coexistence: Northern/southern leaders hold peace talks in Lagos

Peaceful coexistence: Northern/southern leaders hold peace talks in Lagos

- Some Nigerian elders have met for peace talk in Lagos

- The meeting held at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja

- Former presidential adviser Alhaji Tanko Yakassai chaired the meeting

Some eminent Nigerian leaders from across the nation on Friday, January 24, held a closed door meeting in Lagos.

The meeting centres on the need to preserve continued unity and peaceful coexistence of the country.

The meeting, which held at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, was chaired by Alhaji Tanko Yakassai.

The meeting themed: “National Discourse on Nigeria, Chaos or Community” was convened by Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting lasted for several hours until late in the evening.

In attendance were Prof. Pat. Utomi, Alhaji Ghali Na’abba, Dr Ferdinand Ikwang.

Also present are Tony Uranta, Femi Ayo-Adebanjo, Rasaq Oladosu, Charles Anyiam-Osigwe and Mr Paul Toun.

Others were a former commissioner for Information in Ogun state, Mr Kayode Samuel; Sen. Ewa Henshaw, Dr. Umar Ardo and Akogun Kola Onadipe.

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Nkoyo Toyo, Habiba Abiola, Abdul Bako, Barong Tony-Uranta, Ahmed Tijani, Shex Ladipo and Abdul Bako, Wale Ajayi, were also in attendance.

In his remark, Yakasai appealed to government to pay greater attention to the progressive views of Nigerians who showed genuine commitment to preserving the unity of the country.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the spokesperson of the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Dr. Kunle Olajide warned that the campaign by leading northern politicians and elders for the north to retain power in 2023 is capable of plunging Nigeria into a major crisis.

Olajide made the comment during an interview with Daily Sun published on Saturday, October 12.

He said calls for scrapping of zoning by Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Alhaji Bashir Tofa and some groups in the north are unpatriotic.

He said calls for scrapping of zoning by Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Alhaji Bashir Tofa and some groups in the north are unpatriotic.

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His words: “Nigeria is a fragile country, and presently the country is tottering and bleeding, politicians have to watch it. They must not make careless statements or remarks that can plunge Nigeria into a crisis.

“This is what el-Rufai, Tofa and others calling for the scrapping of zoning are doing. If they truly love Nigeria, they should stop making inflammatory statements. They should not allow their personal interests and greed to put Nigeria’s unity in jeopardy."

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