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9 days to poll, FG exhumes Confab report

About nine days to the presidential poll, the Federal Executive Council has approved the full implementations of the main report of the 2014 National Conference chaired by Justice Idris Kutigi (retd).

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, and the Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Edem Duke, who briefed State House correspondents after the FEC meeting on Wednesday, said the council’s approval was the first leg of concrete steps aimed at implementing the conference report.

He recalled that apart from the report, the national conference recommended to the government how to implement the recommendations and resolutions.

The SGF explained that what FEC did at the meeting was to approve that those modalities be adopted in implementing the report.

Anyim said that recommendations and resolutions that require constitution amendment and enactment of new laws would be forwarded to the National Assembly for promulgation into law.

He said the Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Adoke (SAN), had been asked to compile, vet and make such recommendations available to the President for onward transmission to the National Assembly for enactment into law.

He added that agencies’ policy matters in the report shall be referred to the affected agencies and the tier of government concerned, whether federal, states or local governments, for action.

The SGF said, “On other matters that require legal issues, for instance where it concerns constitutional amendment, it is not really the responsibility of the National Assembly alone.

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