Afe Babalola suggests middle ground over conference impasse | Dailytrust

Afe Babalola suggests middle ground over conference impasse

Founder of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), in Ado-Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, has backed national conference/dialogue as a way out of the various challenges facing Nigeria as suggested by the 17 governors of the Southern states of Nigeria.

The legal luminary said the governors should set up a committee among their colleagues to deliberate on how to implement the lofty resolutions in their communiqué.

Babalola, in an open letter on Tuesday, urged the governors to hold either a physical or virtual meeting to discuss the implementation strategy to their resolution.

He said “the governors should direct their respective Houses  of Assembly to enact laws banning open grazing,” saying that the land is vested in the governors under the Land Use decree.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who pointed out the need for dialogue/conference urged the governors to support the “Summit of Hope”, which was commended by over 21 Obas and over 500 people present at the Bar lecture held on May 2, 2021, in Ado-Ekiti.

According to Babalola, “the highly respected Ooni of Ife, openly accepted the offer and has undertaken to contact past presidents, past and present governors on the project.  Arrangements are in progress by the implementation committee of the “Summit of Hope” to actualise the resolutions which have been commended by well-meaning Nigerians and non-Nigerians from Nigeria and outside Nigeria.

“I call on the governors to support this initiative to which I have committed the sum of N50 million additions to my provision of venue, accommodation and feeding.”

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