Minna - Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger has described the plan by the Federal Government to convene a national dialogue to discuss the future of the nation as "a welcome development".
The governor made the remark on Wednesday while inaugurating the SURE-P mass transport scheme for the 25 Local Government Areas in the state.
He said the planned dialogue would ensure justice for all segments of the country.
"Mr president has constituted an advisory committee on national dialogue.
"We should not be afraid to discuss our future and our present situation; how we came about where we are and how we want to move from that place.
"Nobody should be afraid to discuss it, we should not be afraid of whatever may be the outcome of the conference."
Aliyu expressed optimism that Nigeria would emerge stronger and remain one indivisible entity at the end of the conference.
"Let us not be afraid of going to discuss with fellow Nigerians on how to move the country forward and ensure that we have justice in our body polity and in our society.
"So we welcome this desire and plan for the national dialogue,’’ he said.