President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday said that the proposed national dialogue will help stop hates among youths instigated by some political elders by their comments in the Nigerian media.
This is even as he has said that the outcome and recommendations of the national dialogue will be passed to the National Assembly to aid the constitution amendment process.
He also noted that the convocation of a national dialogue was coming at a critical and right time when the National Assembly was thinking about constitutional amendment.
While chiding some political elders whose utterances instigate hates among Nigerian children, the President said the dialogue will ensure Nigerians talk with a direction and not dissension.
Jonathan gave this hint when he received a delegation of Muslims resident in the Federal Capital Territory led by Vice President Namadi Sambo, for the traditional Salleh homage at his official residence in the Presidential Villa.
While thanking God that despite the country’s numerous challenges God has made it possible for Nigerians to celebrate Sallah, the President assured of his administration’s commitment to leave to the next generation, a Nigeria devoid of hatred, killings, religious and ethnic intolerance and political instability.
He said, “We thank God that in spite of the challenges we are facing, we are celebrating. We have challenges but I’m glad that Allah made it possible for us to be here today. Other countries have had their own challenges. 53 years is a long period for an adult but as a nation, we are very young.
“That is why we are totally committed to do our best to ensure that we pass on to our young people that are coming up, a Nigeria that people will live in peace, a Nigeria that wherever you go, you call the next person your own brother or …
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