Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies holds conference on national unity in Abuja  

Thu, Sep 15, 2022
By editor


THE Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (AANI) will host a one-day High-Level Conference to discuss Nigeria & National Unity, with the theme, Nigeria & National Unity in the buildup to the 2023 General Elections”.

The Conference comes up on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, by 9.00 am, at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja.

According to the statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the AANI, Brig-Den Sani Usman Kukasheka (rtd), the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will declare the conference open, while a renowned elder statesman, former Chief of Defence Staff, and former Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Peacekeeping, General Martin Luther Agwai (rtd), will be the Keynote Speaker.

It added that the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, who is the Chairman of AANI Heritage Council, will be the Royal Father of the day and Mohammed Musa Bello, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory is the Chief Host. Other prominent Nigerians expected to attend include, the Executive Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zullum, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Executive Governor of Jigawa State, other State Governors, members of the National Assembly, members of the Federal Executive Council, and eminent Nigerians from diverse backgrounds, as well as all members of AANI, among others.

“Since its establishment in 1979, AANI has been a reservoir and Think-Tank on Public Policies in Nigeria. As one of the foremost stakeholders in the Nigerian State, we are deeply concerned over the country’s growing insecurity, violent extremism, and ethno-religious crisis, especially as we approach the 2023 General Elections. This underscores the need to interrogate the circumstances that led to the present national challenges and proffer appropriate recommendations and implementation strategies,” the statement said.