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Nigerian National Conference Opens Amid Many Challenges

 

Nigerian National Conference Opens Amid Many Challenges

 
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James Butty

March 18, 2014

Nigeria’s long-awaited National Conference opened Monday in the capital, Abuja aimed at solutions to an Islamist insurgency, corruption and oil revenue-sharing. 

In opening the conference, President Goodluck Jonathan told the 500 delegates to put partisan politics aside and focus on the agenda of the country.  

Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said Jonathan also urged the delegates to strive toward building a stronger and more united Nigeria.
                   
“The president made a number of points.  He made it very clear that he has no personal agenda to pursue through this conference.  He made very clear that what is important is the national interest, and he enjoined all the delegates to put Nigeria first, not to use the platform of the conference for the pursuit of divisive politics or ethnic…

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