Confab cannot solve Nigeria’s problems – Delegate
A delegate to the national conference, Professor Sambo Waziri Junaidu, yesterday said though the conference is desirable, the funds spent on it should have been channelled to other areas of human endeavour.
“The conference in one way is desirable because people are put together to discuss the problems of the nation. On the other hand, I see it as a duplication of the work of the National Assembly. If the National Assembly cannot solve the problems of Nigeria, I doubt if a conference like this can do it. The money spent on it could have been spent in developing other areas of human endeavour like education and health,” he said.
Junaidu, who spoke in Sokoto, also faulted claims that government is behind the killings in the country.
He said Nigerians should take a cue from warring countries like Ukraine, Libya, Syria among others and try not to disintegrate.
“If the likes of Sardauna and Tafawa Balewa could promote tolerance during their time, I see no reason why in this new millennium we can cannot live and work together to develop this country,” he said.
Junaidu, a lecturer of Arabic Studies at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, added that Northerners took to the conference a well articulated agenda bordering on true federalism, ownership of resources or resource control and one and indivisible country.