Former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency convene a National Conference to address situation of the country.
Adeniran, in his Eid-l-fitr message on Wednesday, also called on Buhari to address the nation.
The statesman, who congratulated Muslim over the completion of 2021 Ramadan, said national dialogue has become imperative in view of the current challenges facing the country.
The statement read, “I wish to congratulate all Nigerians, especially the Muslim Ummah, for witnessing the end of this year’s Ramadan and to appeal to all patriotic citizens to increase their prayers and practical commitment to the safety and security of Nigerian lives and properties throughout the length and breadth of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
“This is an occasion to give more serious thoughts to the Nigerian condition and the unfolding events. A National Conference has become imperative. Among the patriotic voices that have called for it recently is Aare Afe Babalola SAN, a distinguished and highly regarded statesman, selfless educationist and philanthropist. In the same vein, the Governors of the Southern states are urging for a National Dialogue. Other committed patriots should key to these and get the President to convene a National Conference for a collective search for solutions to Nigena’s intractable problems threatening the future of the country.
“President Muhammadu Buhari should also, as a matter of utmost urgency, address the nation. He must talle directly to the people on the state of the nation as it is done by all accountable and responsive leaders across the world Nigerians need to know his views on what is happening in their dear country, the multiple threats to individual and collection existence and what they should expect from him as Presidential and Commander-in-Chief who swore to uphold the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”