The 492 delegates to the National Conference taking place in Abuja have been called upon to conduct their debates in a manner that will produce the best possible outcome for Nigerians.
The call was made on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Information Minister, Mr. Labaran Maku, who made this known while addressing State House Correspondents after the FEC meeting, said the call became necessary as the government sought to reform the country.
The minister said members of FEC commended Mr. Jonathan over the successful inauguration of the national conference on Monday and noted that not only had the content of his speech united Nigerians, but had also given the nation a clear direction “as to where our leaders believe this country should be heading to in the next century of its existence”.
“We urged delegates to do everything possible to ensure that they conduct the debates in the conference in such a way as to bring out the best for the people of Nigeria as we seek to reform our country, as we seek to do our best in improving public service, improving governance and delivering services to the people of Nigeria”, Maku said.
According to the information minister, the Federal Government also reassured Nigerians that not only will it continue to do its best for the nation’s corporate unity, development and the harmonious existence of its diverse people, it will also do everything to carry out necessary reforms that will make Nigeria run better, make the government produce better services and “increase the unity and development and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.