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Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014

National Confab: Presence of too many old delegates may hinder progress – Lawmaker

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nigeria_reps_in_first_sessionA member of the House of Representative, Dr. Rafiu Ibrahim, has said that the presence of “too many old people’’ at the National Conference may be a negation of President Goodluck Jonathan’s good intention of convening it.

Ibrahim who said this in Ilorin on Sunday told newsmen the ongoing National Conference was a laudable event which has too many old people as delegates.

The lawmaker who was inaugurated as Honorary President of Mess Committee of the Nigeria Navy School of Health Sciences in Offa, Kwara said the timeliness of the conference was apt.

`The preponderance of the old generation may negate the conference’s outcome.

My major reservation is that the confab is skewed to the old age. They are too many. Spent forces cannot decide on how our tomorrow will be,” he said.

Ibrahim, who represents Ifelodun/Offa/Oyun Federal Constituency, urged the Federal Government to correct the anomaly in order to tackle the country’s multifaceted problems.

He pointed out that inadequate representation and leadership inequality had been partly responsible for the under-development being experienced in all spheres of the nation’s life.

The lawmaker, who is a member of the House Committees on Navy and Appropriation, said he was determined to initiate programmes which would improve the lot of the people.

He then called for more support from the people to enable him achieve his lofty dreams.(NAN)

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