Some members of the Nigerian Senate under the umbrella of the Southern Senators Forum, “a consultative assembly of serving senators from the southern states of the federation”, have scheduled a retreat for November to discuss some pressing issues within the Nigerian state.
Chairman of the forum, Senator Hope Uzodinma, in a statement on Sunday, said the lawmakers were seeking lasting solutions to issues affecting all Nigerians, regardless of tribe or religion.
He added that issues to be discussed included the protection of ethnic minorities in the country.
Uzodinma said other issues slated for discussion at the retreat included the current vexing issue of restructuring, and the role of the legislature in a constitutional democracy.
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”.
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