Following refusal of up to 50 percent of delegates to attend plenary session, National Conference has unanimously agreed that any delegate who fails to attend plenary session will not collect sitting allowance.
Chairman of the ongoing National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi who expressed dissatisfaction with absent delegates at the plenary session said the new rule will take effect as from Monday, 23rd June, 2014.
Speaking on behalf of the chairman, Deputy Chairman of National Conference, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi advised delegates to comply with rules and regulation governing the Conference.
The position of the leadership of conference on absentee delegates was welcomed by all delegates present at plenary session.
According to him, “if you look at the seats more than half of the conference delegates did not show up for debates, there are instant which government regulates sitting allowance. We should consider no payment of allowance to any delegate fails to come to plenary.
Akinyemi added “we are all adults we don’t want to treat ourselves like school children from monday any delegates that does not show up will not be paid sitting allowance unless for medical reason.”