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Gov Babangida Aliyu supports NASS ratification of National Confab report


MINNA — Niger State governor Babangida Aliyu has said that the decision by President Goodluck Jonathan to submit the outcome of the National Conference to the National Assembly was in order.

Aliyu spoke, yesterday, when he received officials of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, led by the Chairman Rev. Musa Dada at his residence in Minna, the state capital.

Jonathan recently constituted the Peace and Dialogue Committee headed by Senator Femi Okunronmu, pledging that the outcome of the deliberation would be sent to the National Assembly, NASS, for ratification.

“The President is right that everything discussed at the forum must go to the NASS. Sending the report of the dialogue to the NASS will be in line with the prevailing political arrangements in the country. There cannot be two sovereignties in a country.

‘’I am of the view that the final document that will emerge from the national and state assemblies after the dialogue will be what we will call a Nigerian constitution made by Nigerians, ” he said.

He then asked CAN and its members to continue to pray for peace in the country even as they live in harmony with adherents of other religions in the state.

Earlier,  Rev. Dada had commended Aliyu for the mature way he had handled issues involving  Christians in the state.

According to him: ‘’Governor Aliyu has not discriminated against Christians in any matter.’’


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