PRESS RELEASE: Retired Federal Permanent Secretaries applauds National Conference outcome

Chairman of the National Conference and retired Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, has continued to receive solidarity messages over the success of the Conference whose reports are expected in less than two weeks.

Council of Retired Federal Permanent Secretaries in a goodwill message released on Monday said it has watched with keen interest the proceedings and recommendations of the Conference and is impressed by the deep sense of patriotism displayed by both the leadership and the delegates.

The group also acknowledged what it described as the wisdom of President Goodluck Jonathan in convening the National Conference with its inauguration on March 17, 2014.

It said both the mature leadership of the Conference and the patriotism exhibited by the delegates have in many ways resulted in smooth proceedings over emotive and difficult issues discussed at the Conference.

The letter signed by the national president, Chief Phillip Asiodu, the national secretary, Asiwaju Tunji Olutola and the Abuja branch chairman, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed, noted that six of their members are at the Conference as delegates.

It applauded the selection of delegates to the Conference stating that the composition of representation has revealed that senior citizens and professionals in various fields of public service were not left out.

The group urged the Federal Government to ensure that the outcome of the Conference truly re-engineers the country’s political, and administrative practices towards its continued existence as one indivisible nation, capable of creating wealth, freedom and peace for its citizens.

Parts of the goodwill message reads: “As the conference is about to wind up in a few weeks time, we have keenly watched in months past its proceedings and recommendations that have been made on all issues affecting the nation’s political, social and economic well-being.

“We have noted that your leadership of the Conference and the patriotic fervour expressed by delegates have in no small way smoothened proceedings over very emotive and difficult subject matters that have scaled through both the committees and Conference plenary.

“It is our belief that with six of our members as delegates at the Conference, our Council cannot but feel elated that our contribution to nation-building through the Conference has come even in retirement.

“The delegate composition at the Conference has revealed that senior citizens in various fields of public service and other professionals including youths and market women made it to the Conference.

“Our wish therefore is that as the Conference is drawing to a close, the outcome would certainly re-engineer the country’s political, social, financial, administrative and management practices to ensure its continued existence as one indivisible nation, capable of creating wealth, freedom and peace for the citizens.”

“Our Council therefore looks forward in future, in its continued patriotic service to the nation, to support the implementation of the Conference decisions when it finally submits its report.


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