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NCFront to engage National Assembly on constitutional matters


Pat Utomi. Photo: THEINTERVIEW

The co-Chairman, National Consultative Front (NCFront), Prof. Pat Utomi, has said that the organisation will interface with the National Assembly on critical issues of constitution and electoral reforms to mark the 2020 International Democracy Day scheduled to hold on September 15, 2020.

Utomi also disclosed the readiness of NCFront to hold a grand national summit on October 1, 2020 that would focus on why a country of great promise is now the poverty capital of the world 60 years after independence.


In a statement issued during his visit to NCFront National Secretariat in Abuja at the weekend, Utomi said the group also intends to launch an initiative for executive vocational education and major conversations on policy that will seek to move Nigeria from a culture of sharing to one of production and human solidarity of Neighbours Caring for Neighbours (NCN).

He identified the wild spread culture of corruption, gulf between government and the people as well as the state and society as critical factors threatening the social order and state legitimacy in the country.

According to him, “Challenging economy, even as we approach the end of the age of crude oil, others are failing state-owned enterprises, and the disastrous state of both education and healthcare, among a variety of other challenges, are critical issues requiring urgent citizens’ engagements.”

He said that these matters were beyond partisan but all constitute existential threat to Nigeria as a nation, saying: “Most of us believe that to solve these problems and save our dear nation from these leadership pandemic, all citizens ought to take ownership of the problems and act in ways that can lead to their resolution. However, many presently do not act as citizens for a variety of reasons. We, therefore, believe the first duty of enlightened leadership is to wake up the citizens.

“We thus see NCFront as first and foremost, a web of networks of people of conscience awakening citizen consciousness that will prompt action that can and will redeem the land.”


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