The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, has advocated the need for a national dialogue every five years to tackle the problems bedevilling the nation.
Enang said the dialogue will help the six geo-political zones in the country to express their grievances and reach a compromise that would help to move the nation forward.
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Speaking Friday in Uyo during a National Dialogue to mark 2021 Democracy Day organized by the Civil Liberties Organisations (CLO) in conjunction with the Office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Enang said the National conference will allow different sections of the country to ventilate their grievances, noting that “the experience is soothing.”
“The voices of discord are getting louder and it may be time to allow Nigerians to dialogue with each other by whatever arrangement. It was like this under Jonathan Presidency in 2013 when President Jonathan convened that 2014 confab and that political temperature was tamed and calmed,” he said.
Enang, who also called for a dialogue with the youths, added that profiling and tagging them criminals was responsible for some of the youth restiveness witnessed in the country.