Obasanjo, Kukah for conference on Civil War

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The “Second Never Again Conference” organized by Nzuko Umanna, an Igbo think-tank, will hold online on January 14.

The theme of the conference is: 51 Years After Biafran Civil War.

It will be presided over by Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and former Finance Minister, Dr. Idika Kalu, while the keynote speaker is Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Mathew Kukah.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is guest of honour.

Chairman of the Conference Planning Committee, Prof. Pat Utomi said: “Panelists include the only surviving minister from the First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, as well as Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, Mr. Peter Obi, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Senator Shehu Sani, Lady Onyeka Onwenu, Ambassador Godknows Igali, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, Prof. Ladi Hamalai and Mrs. Charity Shekari.

 “The conference will x-ray the issues that led to the Civil War and the need for patriots to work together to achieve national cohesion, especially in the light of several centrifugal tendencies within the polity.

“The forum will plot a road map for national development by dissecting the challenge of nation-building, 51 years after the civil war, as well as the much canvassed restructuring, marginalisation, equity, fairness and justice.

“The ‘Never Again Conference’ is the brainchild of Nzuko Umunna, a pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation with members spread across all corners of the world.”

Culled from The Nation

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