Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Babachir Lawal has revealed why the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to act on the report of the 2014 National Conference organized by the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
The SGF, who spoke with newsmen at the weekend, explained that the Confab report is not a priority of the Buhari’s government because it has been busy attending to economic, unemployment and insecurity issues, stressing that, “the exercise of governance is not about reading reports.”
“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,” Lawal told newsmen.