‘We won’t al­low in­di­vid­u­als to hi­jack con­fab’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Romoke W. Ah­mad

For­mer Nige­rian Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the United Na­tions and a del­e­gate to the on­go­ing na­tional con­fer­ence Am­bas­sador Ibrahim Gam­bari has said that no one can hi­jack the con­fer­ence for his or her self­ish end.

He said the del­e­gates will con­sider and put the in­ter­est of the coun­try first and that Nige­ri­ans should not be in a hurry to pre­empt the out­come of the con­fab.

He said this while field­ing ques­tions from jour­nal­ists at the 20th com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Rwanda geno­cide at the high com­mis­sion in Abuja.

“Let me also say here that no one and I mean who­ever is think­ing of hi­jack­ing the con­fer­ence for self­ish parochial pur­pose, it will not work and I hope it does not work be­cause we will all put Nigeria first and fore­most,” Gam­bari said.

He said: “It is too early to con­clude about the work of the del­e­gates at the con­fab. As you know, we just got pass the rules which was ob­tained by con­sen­sus and pass the pres­i­dent’s speech. Now the real work be­gins. Give the con­fer­ence a chance and I be­lieve there are enough people of good will that will make the out­come pos­i­tive.”

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