So after months of
bickering, quarreling, slumping and scheming diligent overview, the delegates have arrived at the final draft of report. Recall that the National Conference, which began on March 17, 2014 came to an end on Thursday 14th August, 2014.
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Copy of Final Draft Report Adopted by Delegates. National Conference Nigeria (1)
Copy of Final Draft Report Adopted by Delegates. National Conference Nigeria (2)
Copy of Final Draft Report Adopted by Delegates. National Conference Nigeria (3)
The issues within the purview of the National Conference were structural defects of the country, devolution of powers, national security, wealth allocation and sharing formula (fiscal federalism), among others. Some noted that Nigerians have always described the amalgamation of 1914 as a contraption, a forced marriage and one which must be annulled because of perceptions ranging from the monopoly of power by the Northerners and intellectual dominance by the Southerners.
It was revealed that “”like the federal legislators who play truancy. Delegates now abandon their job, junketing from one part of the country, or world to another, pursuing their personal businesses. Those who had raised the alarm that the motivation of many of the delegates was the huge allowance not service to the nation were not wrong after all. It is said that it is likely going to end without anything positive coming out of it”
The National Conference was supposed to be a unique opportunity to discuss the modalities for the continued co-existence of all Nigerians irrespective of religion and ethnic leanings.