Why I didn’t implement 2014 confab report – Goodluck Jonathan

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Goodluck Jonathan
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The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed why he was not able to implement the 2014 Confab report.

Jonathan said it was because time was too short for him to do so, as the report was submitted in the twilight of his administration.

Jonathan's explanation was contained in a goodwill message he delivered on the occasion of Integration Summit Roundtable in Abuja.

According to the former President, the 2014 Confab report held the key for reshaping and consolidating the necessary common grounds and shred values needed to move the nation forward.

Jonathan said the 2014 confab held the answers to most of what Nigerians were agitating for today, adding that his administration did not have enough time to implement the conference recommendations, given that the report was submitted to him in August 2014, a few months before the 2015 general elections.

He said, “I am aware that some people have raised some issues with the fact that I did not implement the recommendations of the confab during my tenure. I would like to state that those making this kind of claim are not being fair to me.

"Such people tend to forget that the report was submitted in August 2014, few months before the last general elections. It was at a time that the National Assembly was on break with many of the members already retreating to their different constituencies to prepare their constituents for elections.

“I believe that to have a tidy procedure of implementation, it would have involved committee deliberations, public hearings and town hall consultations on different segments of the report. There is no doubt that the nation then needed up to one year to complete the processes of implementing the recommendations.

“It was obvious that my administration, given the time the report was submitted, couldn’t have implemented the report, before the 2015 elections, without running into ethical questions.”

He further urged those in government now to implement the recommendations of the 2014 confab, emphasizing that agitations have continued because, “we are still trying to discover the best way to run our republic, so that whatever policies we pursue or projects we implement as a nation, will benefit the greatest number of our population."

Posted 20/11/2017 8:31:50 PM

 

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