Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Loans and Local debts, Senator Shehu Sani has advocated for an ad-hoc committee that would tackle agitations from various groups in Nigeria.
He made this recommendation while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, urging the presidency to set up a Committee for the purpose of encouraging debates and seeking ideas to foster peace and harmonious coexistence among the populace.
This is of course in response to the various agitations for secession and hate speeches by groups and some individuals across the nation.
Shehu reasoned that such platform would see that grievances are presented civilly.
“The objective of the Committee to be set up by the President is to encourage debates and seek ideas to foster peace among the populace.
“The Committee will encourage the contending groups to shake hands and eat kolanuts together. I will call this kolanuts intervention for peace and unity of Nigeria”, the lawmaker said.
According to him, the composition of the Committee should be elder statesmen and women of integrity who are detribalised and nationalistic.
On the suggestion of a national conference at this time, the lawmaker explained that it was a pragmatic solution to the urgent situation at hand.
“We have emergency issues at hand where something must be done. We cannot go to conference in an atmosphere of discontent and we can also start studying report of last conference to determine aspects that are relevant and those that are not now”, he concluded.