THE Federal Government yesterday announced the membership of the Advisory Committee on National Dialogue that will establish modalities for a national conference aimed at resolving issues that currently cause friction in the polity.
President Goodluck Jonathan, in his independence anniversary broadcast yesterday approved the membership and terms of Reference of the committee.
According to a statement by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Chairman of the Advisory Committee is Dr. Femi Okurunmu. Other members of the committee are Prof George Obiozo; Prof. Ben Nwabueze; Sen. Khairat Gwadabe; Sen. Timothy Adudu; Col. Tony Nyiam (Rtd); Prof. Funke Adebayo; Dr. (Mrs) Mairo Ahmed Amshi; Dr. Abubakar Sadiq; Alh. Dauda Birma; Mallam Buhari Bello; and Mr. Tony Uranta; while Dr. Akilu Indabawa is the secretary.
Terms of Reference of the committee are:
*To consult expeditiously with all relevant stakeholders with a view to drawing up a feasible agenda for the proposed national dialogue/conference
*To make recommendations to government on structure and modalities for the proposed national dialogue/conference
*To make recommendations to government on how representation of various interest groups at the national dialogue/conference will be determined.
*To advise on a timeframe for the national dialogue/conference.