Summit of Hope: NBA NEC Officer Supports Afe Babalola’s Efforts On Nation Building

By Gbenga Sodeinde

National Executive Committee Member (NEC REP), representing Nigeria Barr Association (NBA) Ado Ekiti, Samuel Falade Olakanmi

has commended the prominet Legal ICON, and University Proprietor, Aare Afe Babalola for his courage over the proposed Summit of hope.

He said Aare’s intentions for coming out with the summit was commendable because the proposal was that leaders should meet to foster the peace and oneness of Nigeria for the betterment of everybody.

Falade who disclosed he was present at the 10th annual law week of the NBA Ado Ekiti which also was the 10th Aare AfeBabalola Annual Lecture where Aare Afe Babalola made the proposal for the Oni to call for a Summit which he titled, summit of hope and not a National Confab as being twisted in some quarters.

He said worried by the current situations in the country, it was true that “Aare proposed a summit of hope and he gave 50m to assist in the planning , he gave free hotel and a 7000 capacity hall just to make Nigerians to have hope and leaders to restore the country”.

Falade however lambasted all those people behind the twisting of the proposed summit, saying  “the people behind this malicious publication and their sponsors are cowards who should be regarded as great enemies of the Nation.


“No good leader, whether past or aspiring leaders would be happy to see Nigeria disintegrate and split as being clamoured by some groups and regions currently, this I think was what worried Baba Aare so much especially the kidnapp of students nd as a father he said ” if i die today i have nothing to loose but what of this young ones”that with such a summit with eminent Nigerians in attendance the country  will be restored.

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“The high love for Nigerias unity and the urgent need to save her from obvious disintegration made Baba Afe Babalola to call for the summit with a view to bringing sanity, peace and unity that will restore it back, so the idea that Afe Babalola was propagating a confab is unfounded and a cheap blackmail that has no roots” Falade added.

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