In furtherance of its commitment to dousing political tension, advocating for greater justice and wide ranging structural change, as well as promoting a culture of managing conflicts through creative dialogue, mutual understanding, peaceful coexistence and national integration in Nigeria, the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation on Friday March 12, 2020, inaugurated a 20 member “Think Tank,” which will serve as the Steering Committee of its newly established Network and Advocacy Group.
The Think Tank which has Rev Fr George Ehusani and Sheikh Nuruddeen Lemu as moderators, include such notable opinion leaders from across the country as Dr Goke Adegoroye, Mrs Eugenia Abu, Mall. Mustapha Muhammed, Mr Clement Nwankwo, Mr Udenta O Udenta, Barr Mainasara Umar, Mr Kayode Komolafe, Mrs Hauwa Abbas, Mrs. Maupe Ogun-Yusuf, Mrs Mariam Marwa-Abdu, Elder Kunle Fagbemi and Dr Sam Amadi. Others are Mrs Latifat Eigbedion, Mr Chidi Ejikeme, Mr Joseph Tanko Atang, Mr Mike Utsaha, Mr Chris Obanye, Janada Jafiya and Onize Ohikere.
Also present at the inauguration event which took place in the Multipurpose Hall of the Foundation at Villa Nova Estate, Apo-Dutse, Abuja, were Dr Kole Shettima of the MacArthur Foundation and Mr Jude Ilo of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa – joint supporters of the initiative.
Acknowledging with pain and distress the very dangerous path on which Nigeria is presently treading, and to forestall a violent implosion that has become a real and present danger, the Think Tank members all expressed their commitment to use this new platform to initiate some concrete actions towards forging a measure of consensus (among Nigerians of diverse ethno-religious and geo-political backgrounds) on a wide range of issues that are today threatening to tear the country apart.
Participants expressed their individual and collective commitment to use all available legal means, both overt and covert, to advocate for justice, equity and social inclusion, to work conscientiously towards achieving the much desired structural or constitutional change in Nigeria, and to promote greater mutual understanding, peaceful coexistence and national integration.