From Umar Dankano, Yola
Former Governor of Edo State and Chairman of the All progressives Congress (APC) Committee of Public hearing on True Federalism, Professor Oserienmen Osumbor, has pledged to all Nigerians that their contributions will be utilised in addressing national problems with all seriousness.
Professor Osumbor assured that the party (APC) is committed to incorporating resolutions of the hearing into the ongoing constitutional restructuring with a view to addressing various agitations in the country.
Osumbor made the assertion in Yola in an interview with journalists, where he reiterated that the committee under his watch would collate views of Nigerians for onwards delivery to the National Chairman of the party, for consideration and implementation within three months of its assignment.
He noted that the ideal and principles of the party to ensure true federalism was spelt out in the party’s manifestos, otherwise the party would not have made the issue a campaign promise.
He also urged youths as future ambassador, to make meaningful contributions to chart a road map for the country.
Expressing his view on the exercise, Deputy Governor of Kogi state, Elder Simon Achuba, explained that as a developing nation, the country cannot remain static, people must continue to put opinion together for a better Nigeria.
Achuba who is a member of the committee, said the conference provided platform for a common to take part in deciding the yearning and aspirations for their people, adding that justice would be done to carry everybody along, during implementation of the resolutions.
“The meeting provided platform for all to express views on how to muddle the country. The conference would collate opinion and ideas from groups and communities on the way forward for the country”.
“Developing country like ours cannot remain static, as the country grows, we must continue to plan and restructure”, Achuba maintained.
The Deputy Governor also charged Nigerians to be patriotic in affairs about the country, saying Nigeria is the only country which remains the heritage the citizens inherited from their forefathers and must fast it on to the next generation intact or else face the wrath of posterity.