ABUJA – Delegates at the ongoing National Conference on Wednesday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to implement recommendations that would emanate from the conference.
The delegates threw the challenge to the president, while discussing the conference inaugural speech he delivered on March 17 at the National Judicial Institute in Abuja.
The delegates, who commended Jonathan’s courage in convoking the conference in spite of oppositions, encouraged him to summon same courage in implementing the recommendations.
A delegate representing Niger State, Hajiya Dije Bala, said the president would write his name in gold by implementing the suggestions emanating from the conference.
“I will want to request that the president be as brave and as bold as he has been to bring us together to ensure that the suggestions given are implemented.
“There are many committees that have been put in place whose suggestions, write-ups were given and the last that was heard of these were at the presentation point.
“I sincerely hope that this will not happen to this. This is, I would want to say, our last chance,” she said.
She also enjoined delegates to put aside sentiments and carry out the assignment to its logical conclusion, adding that Nigerians were waiting eagerly to see the outcome of the conference.
Bala further urged them to come up with suggestions that would be implementable and that would promote the Nigerian agenda.
Another delegate representing Kogi State, Prof. Samuel Egwu, stressed need to put the president on the spot to implement recommendations from the conference.
Egwu also urged the president to see implementation as key in the quest to having a united nation.(NAN)