The ongoing National Conference in Abuja has been extended by six weeks.
The conference which was earlier slated to terminate June 19, will now end on July 31.
This is just as a new work plan has been released by the leadership of the conference.
The consideration of the draft report of the conference has been fixed for July 21-24.
The production and signing of the final report will be between July 28 and 31.
No official reason was adduced for the extension of the conference, but some delegates said “we still have a lot of areas uncovered”.
Speaking on the extension, a former Chairman of PUNCH Nig. Ltd. and delegate at the Conference, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola, explained that four weeks were proposed for drafting of the report.
He, however, advised that delegates should not be paid for the four weeks designated for drafting the report since it is only the secretariat that will be involved.
Ogunshola said: “I have observed that four weeks of the proposed extension is for drafting of conference report which is from June 16 to July 14.
“June 16 to July 14 is for drafting of the conference report. During that period, there should be no payment to delegates since it is the secretariat that will be involved in the drafting of the report”, he added.