Published On: Mon, Feb 3rd, 2014

Bishop Kukah Carpets FG, Says N7bn National Conference Bill is a Waste

Bishop Kukah


LAGOS FEBRUAY 3RD (URHOBOTODAY) Renowned cleric and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has described the proposed N7billion meant for the forthcoming national conference as a waste of resources.
The cleric affirmed that the outcome of the exercise would not result in any fundamental difference in the condition of the country.
Bishop Kukah, who was Secretary of the National Political Reform Conference in 2005, also described the planned proposed conference as another forum for political noise-making.

Kukah stated this during the signing of Tripartite Partnership Agreement among the American Specialist Hospital Limited, GE Healthcare (USA) and Edifice Capital (France) for the $73 million American Specialist Hospital for Women and Children at the weekend.
It would be recalled that in the 2005 National Political Reform Conference which Bishop Kukah was Secretary, N932 million was proposed by President Olusegun Obasanjo for the conference.
In his reaction to the N7billion proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan for the conference, Kukah said in an interview with journalists in Abuja that the “N7 billion is just pocket money, it is chicken fee by Nigerian standard, considering how much money have been stolen from this country.
“Frankly, even if they are going to commit N10 billion for people to stay in hotels in Nigeria, the money is not the issue, building a nation is a serious matter.
Source: Daily Post

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