BREAKING NEWS: Federal Government Extends Duration Of National Conference In Abuja

The conference, which commenced on March 17, was to last for three months till June 19.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, the conference will now end on July 31.

It was gathered that the extension is contained in the work plan released to delegates on Wednesday.

However, James Akpandem, a spokesperson for the conference, reportedly said he is not aware of the extension when he was contacted by newsmen.

“What I know is that the period for the committees to complete their work has been extended to May 15,” he said.


* A cross section of members of the National Conference going on in Abuja

It could be recalled that the conference leadership had agreed to seek extension from the federal government after it met with leaders of its 20 Standing Committees on Monday.

Now that the duration of the conference has been extended, each delegate will now get about N4.5 million more than the N9 million they were supposed to get for the three months.

It was reported that each of the 492-member (with three absentees) conference receives about N3million monthly. 

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