A Former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili, on Tuesday, declared that President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to convene the National Conference was his most courageous act yet.
Akunyili, who is a delegate at the conference, made the remark as part of her contribution during the discussion on the inaugural speech of President Jonathan.
She added that conference was the president’s best centenary gift to the country.
Akunyili said, “I want to start by congratulating Mr. President for having the courage to convene the National Conference; Nigerians have for long clamoured for this National Conference. I regard this National Conference as President Jonathan’s best Centenary gift to Nigeria; it is a testimony of the fact that he is a listening President.
“Mr. President’s speech oozes of humility, modesty, patriotism and a deep concern for the present and future of this beautiful country. Jonathan in his maiden Confab address also admitted that ‘sovereignty belongs to the people’ and that those in leadership position are only holding power in trust for the people”.