Agreement Is In Sight On Resource Control, Power Devolution – Attah


The National Conference Committee on Devolution of Power today assured that agreement will be reached on the knotty issues of derivation principle and resource control on Tuesday.

The Co-Chairman of the Committee, Obong Victor who gave the assurance after over four hours closed door meeting today in Abuja expressed confidence the issues would finally be resolved in tomorrow committee sitting.

The committee met several hours before break time and two and half hours meeting after said all the committee members have contributed their positions on the issues and the issue will be resolved on Tuesday.

However, a member of the committee Prof. Erhagbe Eddy informed the newsmen that the extreme has been narrowed down adding that the committee will not go below 13 percent derivation.

It would be recalled that the Committee had done series of closed doors on the twin issues without achieving any success.

Delegates were sharply divided along north-south line on the two controversial issues.