The ongoing national conference will see huge amount of funds being spent on the delegates and other logistics. One man is unhappy about that situation and he is none other than Former Nigerian head of state and a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
He considers the National conference as a waste of funds as he opines the money could be used for better projects since the National Assembly can perform the same function as the conference.
Buhari was speaking at the inaugural edition of the PGF Progressive Governors-Legislative-Civil Society Roundtable in Abuja.
“What I express about the conference is a personal view, that it is the duty of the National Assembly.
“The elite would have got themselves together and ask the National Assembly to sponsor a bill for some amendments to the constitution.
“I do not think that at this time when governments are finding it difficult to pay salaries of workers, it can afford about N7bn to waste on a conference.”