The committee was in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Wednesday.
The Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue says it has received a total of 36 memoranda from individuals and organisations during its sitting in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
The Chairman of the committee, Femi Okurounmu, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in Maiduguri.
Mr. Okurounmu said that the committee was overwhelmed by the large turnout at the sitting.
“We are satisfied with the outcome of the sitting in Maiduguri.
“Actually, we were surprised at the large turnout of people and the orderly manner with which they conducted themselves throughout the duration of the sitting,” he said.
The former senator said that the massive turnout was an indication that Nigerians were in support of the idea behind the conference.
“We are here to seek people’s opinion on the agenda for the conference, its duration as well as composition, among others.
“We are glad that Nigerians came out in their numbers to say their minds on what they wanted at the conference. I can tell you now that Nigerians are excited about the conference.
“Many people have been looking forward to a national forum to discuss issues bothering them, now they have the opportunity to do so,” he said.
He said that the committee decided to sit in Maiduguri to demonstrate its sincerity.
“We came to Maiduguri in spite of the security challenges facing the state to send a message to Nigerians.
“First, Nigerians must always have confidence in their country and secondly, that we must show love and patriotism to our country in all our dealings,” Mr. Okurounmu urged.
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