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Northern Reawakening Forum Group denounces confab report

The National Conference was put together by the Goodluck Jonathan's administration to seek a way forward for the Nigerian project.

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The socio-political group, Northern Reawakening Forum (NRF), led by Mohammed Kumalia, in what seems to be a change of heart, has denounced the national conference report.

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Delegates at the National Confab receive a monthly allowance of N4 million play

Delegates at the National Confab receive a monthly allowance of N4 million

 

Kumalia, a former member of the House of Representatives member, who spoke on behalf of the group, said “The las conference was convened by the PDP government. You do not expect this government to take hook, line and sinker what was put in place by the last government. It was convoked by the PDP government and unfortunately, the PDP lost election. You do not expect the opposition to accept the resolution of the previous government which has its own objectives which this government is not aware of.”

Delegates sleeping and playing scrabble at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja.... play

Delegates sleeping and playing scrabble at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja....

 

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He also said “What are the problems in the North East? Has anybody tried to ascertain the problems in the North East? The essence of the national conference is to analyse the extent of damage done to the North East. The working document would be used to rebuild the region. There is no resemblance between the conference we are proposing and the 2014 National Conference. Many things have been destroyed and we need people with experience to discuss how the area will be settled.”

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Goodluck Jonathan

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Adding that “The North has the highest number of people below $2.00 a day. 71.5% of the population in the North East live in poverty and more than half are malnourished. A 2013 World Bank Report showed that poverty in 16 out of the 19 Northern states have doubled since 1980. The north has the lowest literacy rate in the country. Lagos is at 92% , Kano 49% and Borno less than 15%. 65% of Northern girls and 53% of boys are not in school compared to only 20% for the Southeast,” Kumalia pointed out in the communiqué.”

The National Conference was put together by the Goodluck Jonathan's administration to seek a way forward for the Nigerian project.

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