The fate of the 2015 national conference report has been trending since last weekend’s interview by the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal. Lawal had said that even though the report was good and commendable, the current government may not implement it because they are busy with governance, considered the conference as diversionary and a job for the boys, and do not have the time to read reports.
The SGF has since come under fire from some delegates of the national conference, especially the deputy chairman, Bolaji Akinyemi, who sent out a strongly worded statement criticising the “rude” tone of the SGF and asking him to “grow up”. Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, also weighed in yesterday, commending the 2015 conference report and calling on President Buhari to implement it.
Kaduna senator, Shehu Sani, a former human rights activist, on Wednesday also commented on the report on his Facebook page. Rather than giving an opinion on what he thought was the best way forward and why, Sen. Sani had this to say:
GEJ’s confab report options for PMB administration;
(1)To implement it in full.
(2)To implement some of it.
(3)To Donate it to libraries.
(4)To keep it in Govt Shelves.
(5)To shred and recycle the hard copies to tissue paper and keep the soft copies in the National archives.
Thank you, Captain Obvious. Surely nobody knew that the PMB administration could either decide to implement the report or not implement it. Thanks for your insight, smart man!