Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pointedly told the Presidency that the only solution to the myriads of problems plaguing the Country is for them to implement the Confab report.
Jonathan had convened a National Confab during his tenure, when the grievances of various interest groups were tabled and openly discussed. But the coming of the Buhari administration saw the jettisoning of the report as he is not predisposed to some aspects of the resolutions.
But Jonathan in Lagos Thursday insisted that revisiting the report remains the only thing that will turn back the country from the dangerous road of perdition.
Speaking at a book launch to celebrate the birthday of a Lagos Politician, Femi Okorumu, which he was the chairman of, Jonathan lamented that Nigerians play politics with everything.
“I understand that efforts are being made toward addressing some of these challenges, however, we seem to play politics with sensitive and serious matters,” he said. “The call for reforms has continued to grow louder, gathering the kind of momentum that should no longer be overlooked, if the nation must make real progress. I believe that the solutions to most of the problems we face today lie in our honest assessment of the recommendations of the 2014 national conference. If we take politics out of our consideration, there is every likelihood that a diligent implementation of the key recommendations of the conference will lead the nation out of the woods”.
Since he left office, Jonathan has been living a low profile life. Apart from his international engagements, he hardly interferes in National discuss.
The Confab report was submitted to him just before the 2015 presidential elections.
“I noticed that each time I express this belief and optimism, I always get hit with the counter narrative that seems to question my inability to implement the recommendations during my presidency. “My administration was prepared to change the narrative for our constitutional democracy with the assurance that sovereignty really belongs to the people,” he said.