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Government extension national conference by a month

22 May 2014, 21:37

Abuja - The Federal Government has approved the extension of the ongoing National Conference by four weeks, the Conference Chairman retired Justice Idris Kutigi announced.

Kutigi, who made this known at the Thursday’s plenary, said that the leadership of the conference had requested for six weeks extension but an approval of four weeks was granted.

“After our sitting on Wednesday, we visited the Secretary to the Government of Federation and we were informed that the government only granted us four weeks extension. We have asked for six but we were given only four weeks.  

"In that regard we have to get our programmes tight up because I think the conference will now end on July 31.

"Due to the time factor, the conference management feels we should request from the delegates whether you are prepared to put in extra sitting hours on Fridays and Saturdays?

"I know you did a lot during the committee stage, now is the final stage we also need the same sacrifices from you. We are requesting for additional sittings on Fridays and Saturdays,’’ Idris said.

The request was unanimously rejected by the delegates with some suggesting other ways to fast track the conference decisions and gain more time for deliberations.

-    NAN

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