The Presidency has stated that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is too busy repairing several important areas of the economy to be concerned about implementing the resolutions of the 2014 National Conference.

In an interview, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal, said the report of the Conference, which was organised by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, was not a priority of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“The government has not taken a decision on the 2014 National Conference. I understand that some Nigerians want it implemented but the government has been too busy with key areas of governance to talk about an exercise that we thought was essentially diversionary and a sort of, maybe, a “job for the boys.”

“If you remember, it was reported that almost everybody in the committee got N7 million and we consider it essentially as job for the boys. They probably produced a document that is good and commendable but I mean, this government is too busy with very more vital areas of governance and we are not intending to spend our time reading reports.

“The exercise of governance is not about reading reports. The reports are here, so many volumes that, for example, it would take me like seven days to go through and I wonder what happens to my work while I am reading it; while the economy needs attention, unemployment is there, insecurity is there, people are blowing up pipelines and so on.”

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