“Young people are the future of our country. They will have to inherit the nation’s leadership at some point.”
PROFILE: Mahmood Yakubu, Asst.Secretary, Finance and Administration
He is an expert in guerrilla warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism
PROFILE: Akilu Indabawa, Assistant Secretary, Conference Proceedings
Indabawa was special adviser to the president on political matters between 2007 and 2011.
PROFILE: Valerie Azinge, Secretary
She is a former Commissioner and member of the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission
PROFILE: Bolaji Akinyemi, Deputy Chairman
He served as a member of the Presidential Electoral Reform Committee, under the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua
PROFILE: Idris Kutigi, Chairman
President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him to the position of Chief Justice to succeed Justice Salihu Alfa Belgore, who retired on January 17, 2007
PROFILE: James Akpandem, Assist. Secretary, Media and Communications
He worked for The Punch newspapers before moving to Independent Newspapers Limited.
PROFILE: Tanko Yakassai
He is from Kano and he is a delegate on the elder statesman category