National Unity: Northern/Southern Leaders Hold Peace Talks In LAGOS
National Unity: Northern/Southern Leaders Hold Peace Talks In LAGOS

Some prominent Nigerian leaders from across the nation held a closed-door meeting in Lagos, on the need to preserve continued unity and peaceful coexistence of the country.

The meeting was chaired by a former Presidential Adviser founding member of Northern Elders Forum, Tanko Yakassai, with the theme: “National Discourse on Nigeria, Chaos or Community”, was convened by Nigerian National Summit Group, NNSG, in collaboration with the ‘Osigwe Anyiam- Osigwe’ Foundation and ‘We Care’ Foundation.

Those in attendance included leaders of thought from various ethnic nationalities across the country and representatives of some civil society and socio-cultural organisations.

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.

In his remark, the Executive Secretary of NNSG, Tony Uranta, said the meeting was ‘pro-peace’, aimed at proffering solution to the myriad of challenges in the country.

He added that the conveners of the meeting decided to initiate the discourse for selected distinguished Nigerians to fashion out a plausible strategy that could arrest the current slide in Nigeria.