Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has given an intuition into why his administration was unable to implement recommendations contained in the report of the 2014 National Conference, which his administration commissioned.
Jonathan gave his explanations at the public presentation of a book on the 2014 National Conference tiled: “The National Conversation”, authored by Akpandem James and Sam Akpe, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The 2014 confab made far reaching recommendations on issues many Nigerians believed, had the potential of reducing and eliminating some of the socio-economic and security challenges currently being faced across the country.
Some of the recommendations include: devolution of powers to states in the area of security and the control of resources among other things.
Jonathan’s address was read at the event by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim.
When I contested the 2015 elections, my expectation was that I would win a second term within which period I would work on the implementation of the confab report within the four year mandate.
“My first two years would have been dedicated to the implementation of a substantial part of the report.”He said