National Confab: President Goodluck Jonathan Blows The Whistle By Electing Officials– The Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has set the national conference rolling by appointing former Chief Justice of the Federation, Honourable Justice Idris Lebo Kutigi as Chairman of the much-expected and widely debated Conference which will champion a new direction for the country.
Jonathan had assured the nation during his presidential media chat on 24th February 2014 the he would unveil the real holders of the nation’s future destiny claiming that he would constitute that the main leaders of the conference which would make up of the chairman, the deputy chairman and the secretary — He had lived up to his promise of anointing the officials on 3rd March 2014. He also asured that the main administrative official for the conference would be announced shortly after the first appointment.
Former Nigeria’s Foreign Minister and ex-Director of Nigeria’s Institute of International Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi was appointed as Vice Chairman to assist the former CJF and Dr. (Mrs.) Valerie Azinge will serve as the conference Secretary.
“His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR), president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has approved the appointment of the leadership of the National Conference”, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim wrote in an announcement.
“The appointees are to resume at Abuja on Wednesday, 5th March 2014, and would be received on arrival by the secretary to the government of the federation.”
It is a moment millions of Nigerians across the World had expected after opinions have gone wild about lack of trust for the president ans especially in the light of his much demonstrated lack-lustre performance in the handling of the nation’s security and socio-political matters. He has been consistently criticised for holding the centenary award while the nation burns in the North, where scores had been killed in recent days by the much dreaded Boko Haram members, which murdered innocent students in a Northern State of Nigeria college.