Friday, 22 August 2014

National Conference: Pres. Goodluck Jonathan Receives Confab Report

National Conference:Pres. Goodluck Jonathan Receives Confab Report
The report includes a recommendation for the creation of 18 new states
The National Conference is officially over and 158 days after it was convened, President Goodluck Jonathan has received the report.
The document, which has 22 volumes and is 10,335 pages long, includes recommendations such as the creation of 18 additional states, part-time bi-cameral legislature at all levels, re-introduction of the old National Anthem and removal of the immunity clause for criminal offences among others.
President Jonathan expressed excitement that the confab had achieved its goals despite pessimism from critics.
He said further that the report would be tabled before the National Assembly and the Council of State and a mode of implementation would be discussed.
The National Conference was inaugurated on March 17, 2014 and it had 492 members.
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