By: Valentine Adese,
With so many critical issues currently rocking the country and threatening its existence, a new body, known and addressed as, “Middle-Belt Visionary Minds (MVM)” has emerged to lend its voice in building the country.MVM was unveiled during a press briefing in Jos, the Plateau State capital today, with one of its major aim, to create nation cohesion.
According to the press briefing text signed by its convener, Mr. Reuben Agoh Apatak (Kishitito), MVM, “is a movement born out of deep concern and genuine burden for national cohesion. Conscious of our unique identity peculiar to us, we are committed to lending our voices to nation building.”
Members of MVM also disclosed that, as patriots they are determined to start a solution driven process, beginning with a Summit/Symposium on the way forward for the country.
“We have in recent times carefully been following the agitation for or against restructuring, arising from different quarters in this nation and one will wonder how much of this agitation is driven by a quest for national progress. As patriots, we are determined to a solution driven process. It is in the light of this that, the Middle-Belt Visionary Minds, is set to host a Summit/Symposium on the way forward for our great nation, Nigeria.” MVM text stated.
The Summit with the Theme: Middle-Belt From Our Founding Fathers, Vision Sustained And Advanced Or Neglected And Abandoned”, according to the members, “is to bring participants from across the Middle-Belt region, to deliberate and present a common position on the agitation for secession and restructuring.”
Adding that, “the features of the event will include, public lecture, paper presentation, panel discuss, questions and answers and a communiqué from the region.
“The summit, in a bid to create awareness seeks to answer questions such as, where did we come from? Who are we? And where are we going?
Apart from the convener, others, who signed the press briefing text include, Philip Davou, Arin Nyako (Esq), Nenfort Cliff Gonchen, Steve Ahile (Esq), Samuel Buge, Inalegwu Audu, Dr. Joel Ebute, Hon. Zakka Kadiya, Rita Akson, Matthew Akor, Philip Tala, Daniel Asama Obed Obadiah, Labaran Mark Jok, Victor Taiba and Legnan Ezekiel Dadang.