A legal legend, Aare Afe Babalola, yesterday, at Ado Ekiti announced the sponsorship of a National Conference, tagged “Summit of Hope” could take place at his university.
According to him, the conference will focus attention on finding urgent ways out of the current crisis facing the country.
Babalola said this at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, at the 10th Aare Afe Babalola Annual Public Lecture, which was organized by Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ado Ekiti branch.
Babalola donated the sum of N50 million to the said conference, explaining his reason for organizing the conference thus: “The situation in Nigeria today is gruesome and all hands must be on deck to save the country from total collapse. I am proposing ABUAD as venue of the summit because it is safe, has a Federal Ministry of Aviation-certified helipad, almost well-equipped 400-bed multi-system hospital, modern sporting facilities, among others.”
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, hailed the decision of Babalola, describing the step as patriotic, and that he would, in his capacity as Co-Chairman of National Traditional Council of Nigeria, report the development to fellow rulers to seek support since the conference was aimed at restoring normalcy to the polity.