The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the National Summit Group (NSG) have agreed on the need for a national dialogue in Nigeria so that the country can remain one.
This was part of what the two groups agreed upon yesterday after a meeting at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
Alhaji Tanko Yakasai of ACF told Daily Trust that the meeting was earlier scheduled to take place in Kaduna, but took place in Abuja because President Goodluck Jonathan summoned some of them.
The Assistant Secretary General of the ACF, Engineer Abubakar Umar, said that the meeting agreed on three main points which includes the indivisibility of Nigeria, its diversity and the need for dialogue among the various nationalities that make up the country.
The ACF scribe said, "The National Summit Group actually invited us to come and have chart with them. And we accepted the invitation. The main matter of the meeting was actually considering the problems of the nation, agitations and so on and so forth. We sat down and discussed these issues to see how we can foster national unity.
"We agreed that the unity of this country is not negotiable. This country is one, is united. That is the legacy that has been bequeathed to us by our founding fathers. And we must hold this legacy in trust for our children, their own children."