The 2022 Committee has said that Nigeria must be rescued from the current political, economic and security threats.
The Committee said the country must be secured, peaceful and united in the march to the 2023 general elections.
The 2022 Committee is made up of eminent business, political, society and though leaders.
The group, in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday, which was signed by Kashim Ibrahim Imam and Nduka Obaigbena, said there was the need to build consensus for national rebirth
The committee met in Lagos from February 4-6 2022 “in a non-partisan retreat, to map a new consensus for national rebirth. The attendance list included 14 current governors and 13 former governors as well as three former Senate Presidents.
“Working in 3 sub-committees of National Security, The Economy and Nigeria in Transition, the participants recognised that there is an urgent need to seek common ground and irreducible minimum actions to stablise the polity at this critical time of transition.
“The meetings will continue, as we work with federal and state governments, current and future political leaders of all political persuasions, as well as other eminent patriotic citizens, for the greater good of the Nigerian people.
“Whilst The 2022 Committee is interested in the quality of leadership that will emerge in Nigeria at all levels, we consider attempts to link the Committee with candidates or political parties for the 2023 elections as an unwarranted and unnecessary distraction- candidates are only chosen by political parties and we are not a political party.
“All the 100 leading lights of the 2022 Committee have the capacity for national leadership; indeed, amongst the very active participants in the work of the Committee are over seven persons, from three or more political parties, who have already publicly declared their aspiration to lead the country but are desirous of working with other patriots for non-partisan greater national goods. We must have a secure, peaceful and united nation before we can have candidates for political offices.
“The Committee believes that what Nigeria needs today is for all patriots to come together to rescue our nation from all political, economic and security threats, and promote the unity of Nigeria. We call on all patriotic volunteers, who are willing and able, to join this collective effort to stablise the system so we can all build a new Nigeria we can all be proud of,” the statement said.