As a way of finding lasting solution to series of challenges facing Nigeria as a country, Professor O.B.C. Nwolise has insisted that implementation of some of the recommendations of the 2014 National conference is the best option.
As he declared that failure of President Muhammodu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government to implement the recommendations of this Conference will amount to insulting the collective intelligence of Nigerians.
The Professor of Political Science from the University of Ibadan made these declaration while delivering a lecture at the 2018 Samuel Ladoke Akintola Memorial Lecture at the House of Chiefs, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Delivering the lecture titled “Akintola and Self Government”, Nwolise described the late Premier of the defunct Western Region as a patriotic Nigerian who used his knowledge and political offices to fight to Nigeria’s independence through a motion he moved on March 26, 1957.
The don, however, lamented that it was unfortunate that “since 1960, Nigerians have not seen the promises and dividends of independence, apart from the sacking of the whitemen from political power.”
While noting that some of the recommendations made by the CONFAB addressed problems of corruption and injustice in the country, Nwolise said it will not be in the best interest of Nigerians for the Buhari led APC government to throw away all the recommendations.
He identified the body language of the APC led federal government that seemingly encourages injustice as the factor responsible for the increasing rate of insecurity in the country.
According to him, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Niger – Delta Avengers emerged as response to perceived injustice, saying “in circumstances like this, justice is sweater than peace.”