National Consensus Initiative Vows To Pursue Implementation Of Confab Resolutions


BEVERLY HILLS, August 22, (THEWILL) - A pressure group, National Consensus Initiative (NCI), has vowed to pursue the implementation of the recommendations of the just dissolved National Conference.

The group, which emerged Thursday following the dissolution of the National Conference by President Goodluck Jonathan, is led by the Ondo State Commissioner for Vocational and Tertiary Education, Remi Olatubora.

At a media briefing after the inaugural meeting of the organisation's Steering Committee, NCI Coordinator, Olatubora , who is the leader of Ondo State delegates to the National Conference, said the group would work towards ensuring that “decisions of the conference are not left in the shelf to gather dust in the manner in which the reports of earlier conferences were treated.”

He disclosed that members of the group decided to come together because of the common desire of most of the delegates to ensure that all relevant governmental agencies implement the decisions of the conference.

With membership spread across the six geo-political zones, the group is made up of representatives of youths, academia, lawyers, politicians, civil society organisations (CSO), religious bodies, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Nigerians in the diaspora among others.

According to the Coordinator, the group will do a follow-up on issues discussed at the confab, to infuse independent input into the process of consolidating the gains of Nigeria's centenary, and its reconstruction into a responsible, accountable, and egalitarian society.

He disclosed that NCI will also campaign vigorously for gender mainstreaming and inter-generational justice as dedicated by the requirement of 21st century politics.

The group will also provide a framework for the emergence of an alumni of the confab as the broadest convergence of Pan-Nigerian constituent group.

Olatubora said the group will also act as a connecting rod with the primary and secondary stakeholders in the political sustainability of the Nigerian project.