Dora Akunyili: "National Conference is Jonathan's Most Courageous Act"

published on Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili is proud of President Goodluck Jonathan, for convening the National Conference.Speaking at the ongoing conference in Abuja, she expressed this opinion during a discussion about the President’s inaugural speech. She stated that the National Conference is Jonathan’s most courageous act, Punch reports.“Nigerians have for long clamoured for this National Conference. I regard this National Conference as President Jonathan’s best Centenary gift to Nigeria; it is a testimony of the fact that he is a listening President,” she said. Organized by the present government, the National Conference was convened to serve as a forum for discussing and resolving Nigeria’s constitutional challenges.The conference has been fraught with controversy, including the  rumour that each delegate was paid millions of Naira for accommodation/feeding allowances.

-BN & Punch