Jonathan tells Buhari how to take Nigeria out of ‘the woods’1 min read

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said President Muhammadu Buhari can get Nigeria out of the woods if he could implement key recommendations of the 2014 National Conference report.

He gave the advice at the launching and presentation of the Memoirs of Senator Femi Okurounmu at the University of Lagos, on Thursday.

Jonathan stated that if the report was to be implemented, it required an amendment of parts of the 1999 Constitution and that it was not a thing to be rushed.

He said; “I initiated and inaugurated the conference because I believed that the call for a National dialogue could no longer be ignored. It was a decision taken to reconcile ethnic difference, heal old wounds and address mutual suspicions.

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“The recommendation of the conference is far-reaching in setting an agenda for peace and unity. They amply captured the solutions to the problems of today and made suggestions that will address the worries of tomorrow.

“I believe that the solutions to most of the problems we face today lie in our honest assessment of the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. If we take politics out of consideration, there is every likelihood that a diligent implementation of the key recommendations of the conference will lead the nation out of the woods.

“This will heal frayed nerves, promote solidarity, engender peace and reposition our nation for meaningful growth and sustainable development.”

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