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Eve of exit, GEJ wants NASS to approve confab report

Two days to the expiration of his tenure and less than a week to the tenure of the National Assembly, President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday forwarded the report of the 2014 National Conference to the National Assembly, hoping it will be approved.

Jonathan leaves office tomorrow (Friday) while the tenure of the current National Assembly will end on June 5.

The document was forwarded to the legislature in a covering letter to the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal read the House’ copy of the letter to members on a day that also turned out to be the valedictory session for the 7th House.

Jonathan’s letter said a meeting of the Federal Executive Council held on March 18 approved the report of the conference and resolved among others, to transmit the draft bills to the National Assembly.

The promise to implement the report of the conference was a focal point in the re-election campaign of President Jonathan. But after he lost the election, there was a long silence on the report until it surfaced at the National Assembly on Wednesday.

It is unlikely that the current National Assembly will take any actions on the report before its exit on June 5.

 

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