HOPES of delegates resuming August 4 to consider and approve the final report of the National Conference for presentation to the Federal Government have been shattered.
The resolutions that have been reached at the National Conference will give more Nigerians stake in governance, a Federal Government’s delegate at the conference has said.
Umaru Hadejia is a delegate representing Jigawa State at the National Conference.
It is business-as-usual at the National Conference, with the proposal for the creation of 18 states. The development puts a question mark on the commitment of the delegates because their proposal is not in tune with the reality that necessitated the conference, writes Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI.
Dr Akilu Sani Indabawa is the assistant secretary, conference proceedings at the National Conference.
A legal practitioner, Barr Uwemedimo Nwoko in this interview hosted by Chioma Onuegbu speaks on the ongoing National Confab and why Jonathan should re-contest in 2015 among other issues. Excerpts:
The National Conference is expected to correct lots of ills of present day Nigeria. The Amalgamation of the North and the South has been described in some quarters as a huge “mistake”.