Southern Senators set to hold National confab

The Southern Senators Forum have expressed their commitment to ensuring an equitable, progressive and prosperous Nigeria.

According to the Chairman of the forum, Senator Hope Uzodinma, in a statement on Sunday, said the lawmakers would continue to canvass for lasting solutions to issues affecting Nigerians, irrespective of their tribe or religion.

According to him, the forum has scheduled a retreat for later in November to discuss burning national issues, including the protection of ethnic minorities in the country.

Uzodinma added that issues for discussion at the retreat would also include the imperative of restructuring in a multi-religious country as Nigeria and the role of the legislature in a constitutional democracy.

The senator stressed that the sustenance of national unity in a restructured Nigeria would equally be discussed.

He said, “The Southern Senators Forum is a consultative assembly of serving senators from the southern states of the federation which has been in existence since the advent of democracy in 1999.

“The forum seeks to evoke progressive conversations among the peoples of the southern parts of the country through their elected representatives in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.