Nigeria’s Unity Not Negotiable – NCEF …..Calls For A New Constitution Based On CONFAB Recommendations
Nigeria’s Unity Not Negotiable – NCEF
…..Calls For A New Constitution
Based On CONFAB
The National Christian Elders Forum
said the unity of the Nigerian nation is
non-negotiable insisting that integration
and reconciliation must take place in
order to strengthen it.
The group in a communiqué issued in
Abuja at the end of its two day
deliberation on the various challenges
that affect Christians in Nigeria said
Government should take immediate steps to
promulgate a new Constitution based on the
National Conference recommendations that would
be subject to a referendum and will comply with
the original ideology of the nation which is liberal
The communiqué was signed by the Chairman of
the Elders Forum, Mr. Solomon Asemota,
SAN???, with Rtd Lt. Gen. Joshua N. Dogonyaro,
Chairman, Plenary Session, Elders Forum and
Pastor Bosun Emmanuel who is the Secretary of
The Elders Forum noted with satisfaction that all
attempts by Boko Haram to provoke the country
into an all out war have not succeeded. The
Forum commends President Jonathan’s refined
approach in managing the menace.
The group said the current level of corruption in
the nation which commenced under previous
administrations is unacceptable and every effort
must be made to eradicate this menace.
It added that “Recklessness and impunity with
which Boko Haram Islamic insurgents and Fulani
herdsmen are killing Nigerians and causing
massive devastation in the nation are deplorable
and all actions, human and material resources,
must be channeled to stamp it out.
“That the national intelligence service should be
restructured to meet the demands of a liberal and
“Future National Census should henceforth reflect
both religion and ethnicity.
“Government should ensure that all Nigerians,
irrespective of religion or ethnicity receive the
voter’s card and sufficient protection to exercise
their civic responsibility.
“In view of the senseless killing of members of
the NYSC and many other innocent Nigerians
after the 2011 national elections, adequate
security must be guaranteed before, during, and
after the coming elections.