The Immediate Past President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had advised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the 2014 confab report adding that it contains a lot of panacea for Nigerian’s problems.
The ex-President made this comment in a statement by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, at the fifth Integration Summit Roundtable in Abuja.
According to the statement, the former president reiterated in the message that the current administration needed to implement the report of the 2014 national conference because it held the key “for reshaping and consolidating the necessary common grounds and shared values, needed to move the nation forward.”
Jonathan disclosed that time constraint did not allow him to implement the report of the confab he put together.
He stressed that the 2014 confab held the answers to most of what Nigerians were agitating for today, adding that there was no enough time for the administration to implement the conference recommendations, given that the report was submitted to him in August 2014, a few months before the next general election.
According to him, it would take up to one year to complete the necessary processes for implementation, adding that a rushed approach within the limited time he had in office before handing over in 2014, would have created ethical questions.
According to the statement, “I am aware that some people have raised some issues with the fact that I did not implement the recommendations of the confab during my tenure. I would like to state that those making this kind of claim are not being fair to me.
“Such people tend to forget that the report was submitted in August 2014, few months before the last general election. It was at a time that the National Assembly was on a break with many of the members already retreating to their different constituencies to prepare their constituents for elections,” he said.