2023 Election: AANI to host conference on Nigeria’s National Unity
The Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (AANI) has announced that the organization will be hosting a conference to discuss Nigeria’s national unity in the buildup to the 2023 General Elections.
AANI’s National Secretary, Sani Usman Kukasheka, disclosed this in a press statement on Tuesday. The theme of the event is to come up on Tuesday, September 20 at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja.
Kukasheha said the organization is “deeply concerned” about the divisive tendencies in the country and it has offered appropriate recommendations and strategies that led to these challenges currently facing the country.
“As one of the foremost stakeholders in the country, we are deeply concerned over the country’s growing insecurity, violent extremism, and ethno-religious crisis, especially as we approach the 2023 General Elections,” he said
“This underscores the need to interrogate the circumstances that led to the present national challenges and proffer appropriate recommendations and implementation strategies.”
According to him, the organization has been a reservoir and think-tank on public policies in Nigeria since its establishment in 1979.
The conference with the theme, “Nigeria’s National Unity in the buildup to the 2023 General Elections” will be opened by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while the keynote speaker will be Martin Luther Agwai, a former Chief of Defence Staff, and former Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Peacekeeping.
The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, 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 Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zullum, the Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, 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.