Con­fab can­not solve Nigeria’s prob­lems – Del­e­gate

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Imam, Sokoto

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.

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