Benin : The Chairman, National Conference Advisory Committee, Dr Femi Okunroumu, on Monday expressed happiness over the impressive turnout by Nigerians at the different venues of its sittings.
Okunroumu, whose committee is in Benin for the South-South zone, made the disclosure in an interview in Benin on Monday.
“Nigerians have accepted the need to have this conference. We have been to four centres Minna, Akure, Jos and Calabar, and the turnout has been impressive and overwhelming.
“In all the centres, Nigerians came from the rural areas, even from the remotest villages to make presentations to us and there are “no-go areas at all.
“We are to listen to all Nigerians and I am happy that the turnout has been encouraging to the extent that we requested for bigger halls,’’ he said.
The chairman noted that “we have been listening to different groups and views, but no single group who threatens to dismember Nigeria has come before us’’.
He said that “Nigerians all over the world are entitled to submit their views, but they must not be in the committee to air their views.
They have our e-mail address. “Let them submit their memo to us and their views will be acknowledged. This is the essence of the committee.
“That is why we are going round to know what are the things agitating the minds of Nigerians.
“We will include these views in our report and these will definitely set the agenda for government and tell government how they want to be governed,’’ he said (NAN)