Committee proposes religion equity commission
Federal Government should create a Religion Equity Commission that will handle all religion related issues in the country, the National Conference Committee on Religion has said.
The committee also proposed that governments at all levels should stop the sponsorship of pilgrimage and any public funding of religious activities.
Also, a representative of the Chief of Defence Staff, Colonel G.O. Anyamelechi explained why federal character principle is not significant among the military top hierarchy.
While appearing before the national security committee yesterday, he said though the issue of federal character is adhered to at point of entry to the military, as commissioned officers grow in rank, they are required to scale various hurdles in order to be eligible for promotion.
This, he said, meant that as officers keep going up, the issue of federal character becomes less significant while emphasis shifts to merits and that this accounted to what may seem like an uneven representation at the top amongst the six geo-political zones.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi was at the meeting of the energy committee where he said Nigeria is not ripe for renewable energy.
He was reacting to comment by a member of the committee; Chief Richard Akinjide who said Nigeria will be better served with alternative sources of energy, especially clean energy such as solar, water, sun and coal.
From left: Former Bayelsa State Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, retired Col. Bala Mande and Osung Okon, all members of the National Conference committee on public finance and revenue, during their meeting yesterday.