February 27, 2024

2014 Confab Report important as Orosanye Reports, Rep Salam tells Tinubu

Reverse 50 per cent revenue deduction on NAMA, FG urged

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

…commends similar action on Confab Report

By Joseph Erunke, ABUJA

The Chairman Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives, Rep. Bamidele Salam,has asked President Bola Tinubu not to jettison the 2014 Conference Report, saying it was as important as the celebrated Stephen Orosanye Report.

This was as he commended President Bola Tinubu for his courage and patriotism in addressing a significant issue plaguing the nation’s public finance by ordering full implementation of the Stephen Orosanye Report.

The commendation comes in the wake of President Tinubu’s decisive actions aimed at tackling one of the major drains on public funds.

Recall that on Monday 26 February, 2024 ,the Federal Executive Council,FEC,directed a full implementation of Steve Oronsaye’s panel report to reduce the cost of governance, restructuring, and rationalisation of federal agencies, parastatals, and commissions.

The lawmaker,in a press release he made available to the media,on Tuesday,emphasized the importance of similar actions being taken regarding the 2014 National Conference report. The report, which contains crucial recommendations for national development and governance, has yet to be fully implemented,after the Federal Executive Council,FEC’s decision

According to him, “The Confab report contained Devolution of Power, Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, National Security; Environment; Politics and Governance; Law, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Reform.

“Social Welfare; Transportation; Agriculture; Society, Labour, and Sports; Public Service; Electoral Matters, Foreign Policy and Diaspora Matters, Land Tenure Matters, and National Boundary.

“Trade and Investment, Energy; Religion; Public Finance and Revenue Generation, Science, Technology and Development Immigration

“The Report of 2014 National Confab is the only master plan/road map for restructuring Nigeria for the sake of peace, unity, progress, faith, love and tolerance in Nigeria.”

Salam noted the necessity of addressing the recommendations outlined in the 2014 Confab report, asserting that its implementation would significantly contribute to the advancement of the Nation.

He urged fellow legislators to support any bills and other measures that will be presented by the president in the course of carrying out full implementation of the Orosanye’s report.

As discussions surrounding the effective utilization of public resources continue to gain momentum, Salam’s call for action on the 2014 Confab report, explained the importance of proactive governance in driving socio-economic development and fostering national unity.