A group of renowned Nigerians will convene in Abuja on August 5 to examine the reality and fiction of an indivisible and unified Nigeria during a one-day public lecture, amidst agitations for secession by some sectors of the country.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje will make a keynote speech at the APC Press Corps event titled “Towards Ensuring an Enduring Democracy.”
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Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Senator Peter Nwaboshi, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu, and Ekiti Central Senator Opeyemi Bamidele are among a five-man panel of eminent Nigerians who will debate the paper.
Mr. Babatunde Ayeni, Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee, said in a statement released yesterday in Abuja that the lecture is aimed at contributing to the intellectual growth of the nation’s democracy.