NATIONAL CONFERENCE: FG REELS OUT MODALITIES FOR NOMINATION OF DELEGATES
-By Oriade Ayomide
The Federal Government on Thursday 30th January released the modalities for the nomination of delegates to the proposed national conference. The Federal Government, in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim in Abuja, said the conference, which would hold in the Federal Capital Territory would last for three months.
The conference, branded“The National Conference”, will be attended by 492 nominees, who are expected to be nominated from January 30 to February 20, while the list of nominees should be submitted either online to www.osgf.gov.ng or in hard copy to the Office of the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties Office), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase I, 3rd Floor, Central Business District, Abuja.
Three delegates would be nominated for a state by the state governor; in a situation where a state governor fails or decline to nominate state representatives, the president reserves the right to do so on behalf of such state. The conference will also cost the government a sum of N7billion.