By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja.
The Presidency has approved the appointment of the 492 delegates for the National Conference scheduled to commence next week.
In a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, President Goodluck Jonathan also approved names of three assistant secretaries to serve at the secretariat of the confab.
They are: Dr. Akilu Ndabawa to serve as Assistant Secretary, Conference Proceeding, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu would work as Assistant Secretary, Finance and Administration, while Mr. James Akpandem would serve as Assistant Secretary, Media and Communications.
The names of delegates and their groupings are listed below:
The 37 delegates representing the elder statemen are:Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Richard Akinjide, Chief Olu Falae, Erelu Olusola Obada, Chief Afe Babalola, (SAN), Gen. Ike Nwachukwu, Iyom Josephine Anenih, Sen. Jim Nwobodo and Chief Mike Ahamba (SAN).
Others are Sen. Azu Agboti, Chief Peter Odili, King Alfred Diete Spiff, Edwin K. Clark, Daisy Danjuma, Prof. Evara Ejemot Esu, Chief Nduese Esien, Prof. Ambrose Okwoli, Alhaji Abdulahi Ohoimah and Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Others are Mr. Dogara Mark Ogbole, Prof. Jerry Gana,Gen. Jonathan Temlong, Prof. Jubril Aminu, Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Muazu, Arc. Ibrahim Bunu, Amb. Yerima Abdullahi, Mr. John Mamman, Alhaji Adamu Waziri and Alhaji Umaru Musa Zandan.
Others are Prof. Mohammed Jumari, Mallam Tanko Yakassai, Sen. Ibrahim Idah, Hon. Justice Usman Mohammed Argungu, Prof. Sambo Jinadu, Ishia Aliyu Gusau and Gen. A. B. Mamman.
Delegates to the national conference from Retired Military and Security Personnel, Retired Army, Navy and Air Force Officers (RANAO) Association of Nigeria (ARPON) are:
Gen. Zamani Lekwot, Maj. Gen. Alex Mshelbwala, Rear Adm CS Ehanmo, Brig. Gen. (Barr.) DO Idada-Ikponmwen,Group Capt Ohadomere and Gen. Raji Rasaki.
The six delegates representing Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (ARPON) are R. O. Osanaiye, AIG (rtd), Alh. (Barr.) Mamman Misau, AIG (rtd), Alh. Bashiru Albasu, AIG (rtd.), Chief (Barr.) Nicholas Duru Nkemdeme, CP (rtd), Barr. J. I. Ebinum, DCP (rtd) and Barr. Samuel Adetuyi, CP (rtd).
The six delegates from Retired State Security and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) officers are, Chief Jeremiah Okwuonu, A. K. Horsfall, Mr. Iliya Danga, Chief Babatunde Ala, Amb. B. M. Sani, and Amb. J. K. Shinkaiye.
The 13 traditional rulers delegates are, His Royal Highness, Alh. Dr. Zayyanu Abdullahi, Emir of Yauri, His Royal Highness, Alh. (Dr.) Nuhu Mohammed Sanusi, Emir of Dutse, His Royal Highness, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, CFR, Lamido of Adamawa, His Royal Highness, Alh. Abdullahi Ibn Muhammad Askirama III, Emir of Askira, His Royal Highness, Alh. Sulu Gambari, CFR, Emir of Ilorin and His Royal Highness, Elder Jacob Gyang Buba, Gbong Gwom Jos.
Others are His Royal Majesty, Oba Michael Gbadebo Adedeji, JP, CON, Ariyowonye Lim Owaoye of Okemesi,His Royal Majesty, Oba Arc. Aderemi A. Adedapo, Alayemore of Ido Osun, Coordinator, His Royal Highness, Eze (Dr) Cletus I. Illomuanya, Obi of Obinugwu, His Royal Highness, Eze Elder Agom Eze, OON, His Royal Highness, Dr. Edmund Daukuro, FNSE, Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Chief Nosakhare Isekhure, Chief Priest of Benin Kingdom and HRM Ismail Danlami Mohammed, Sarki of Karshi.
The six delegates from the retired civil servants are Engr. Ebele O. Okeke, Dr. Edet A. Ekerendu, Mr. Akin Arikawe, Chief Robert Audu, Ammuna Lawan Ali and Dr. H. U. Sanusi.
The 12 delegates from Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) are Abdulwahed Ibrahim Omar, Chris Uyot, Kiri Mohammed Shaibu, Joe Ajaero, Promise Adewusi andIssa Aremu.
Others are Lucy Offiong, Ayuba Wabba, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, Emma Ugboaja, Ibrahim Khaleel and Michael Olukoya.
The 12 delegates of Trade Union Congress (TUC) areBobboi Bala Kaigama, Barrister Musa Lawal, Mrs. Dinatu Asibi Assani, Olasanye Oyinkan, Sunday Olusoji Salako and Olakunle Olanrewaju Olaitan.
Others are Peter Esele, Augustine Etafo, Maryam Jummai Bello, Hassan Salihu Anka, Bede Opara andAliyu Musa.
The delegates from the organised private sector beginning with Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) are, Chief R. U. Uche and Mallam Mahmud Othman.
From the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) are Chief Kola Jamodu, OFR and Alhaji Ali Madugu, mni.
From Nigeria Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Manufacturers Association (NACCIMA) are, Alhaji Mohammed B. Abubakar, MON and Chief Bassey E. O. Edem, MFR.
From the Nigerian Economic Summit Group are Mr. Bukar Kyari and Mr. Frank Nweke II.
From the National Youth Council of Nigeria are Comrade Henry Nwabueze, Ajani James Olawale, Abdullahi Abdulmajeed, Mallam Hamma Bello Bilkindo, Charles Ibiang and Ben Duntoye.
Delegates from National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) are Yinka Gbadebo, GCNS, Sylvester Okoh, Abdullahi Ali-Kano, Chinonso Obasi, Clifford Abur and Olayinka Dada (JP).
Delegates from other youth organisations are, Hassan Rilwan, Yadomah Bukar Mandara, Yakubu Shenda, Kasim Akande, Mosunmola Umoru and Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu.
Delegates of National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) are Chief (Mrs.) Nkechi Okemini Mba,Mrs. Love Ezema, Mrs. Remi Kuku, Dr. (Mrs.) Patricia Ogbonnaya, Chief (Mrs.) Anthonia Balogun and Chief (Mrs.) Temitope Ajayi.
Others are Hajiya Ramatu Usman, mni, Chief (Mrs) Hannatu Lohor, Mrs. Princess Rabi Ibrahim, Mrs. Safiya Ibrahim Ogo, Hajiya Miriam S. Mohamme and Mrs. Princess Hadiza Ibrahim.
Delegates from Market Women Associations are, Mrs. Sheila Tamuno Abiye, Hajiya Alina Usuma, Hajiya Marvyatu Iliasu, Mrs. Sarah Benjamin, Mrs. Felicia Sanni and Mrs. Ifeayinwa Ezenwa.
Delegates from International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), are Ms. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau andMrs. Ezinwa Okoroafor.
Delegates from the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) are Asabe Baba Nahaya, JP andBrenda Akpan.
Delegates from Women in Management, Business and Public Services (WINBIZ) are , Mrs. Ifeoma Idigbe andHajiya Bola Shagaya
For the political parties, the delegates from All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) are, Chief Chris Ejike Uche, and Dr. Sagir Auwal Maidoya.
From Accord Party (AP), are Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja and Hon. Muhammad Lawal Nalado.
Labour Party (LP), are Chief (Barr.) Dan Nwanyanwu, mni and Comrade A. A. Salam (Baraden Paiko).
From the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are Dr. Ahmadu Aliand Commodore Olabode George (rtd.).
All Progressive Congress (APC) were yet to forward the two nominations .
The Muslim Leaders delegates are , Prof. Muhammad Nur Alkali, Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede, Hajia Amina B. Omoti, Mal. Muzzammil Sani Hanga, Alh. Nurudeen Lemu but the sixth nominee was yet to be sent.
Christian leaders delegates are Bishop Joseph D. Bagobiri, Prof. Andrew Haruna, Elder Barr. John A. Achimugu, Pastor Emmanuel Bosun, Dr. Mrs. Kate Okpareke and Barr. Godswill Iyoha Iyoke.
Civil Society Organisations delegates are Rev. Nnimmo Bassey – Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF),Mahmood Aminu –
Public Interest Lawyers League, Dr. Isaac Osuoka -Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) & Pan Niger Delta Conference (PNDC), Joe kei-Odumakin – Women Arise for Change Initiative & Campaign for Democracy, Ezenwa Nwagwu – Partners for Electoral Reform, and Festus Okoye – Human Right Monitors.
Others are Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN – Leader, Civil Society Organization, Ebuchukwu Ezike –
Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Femi Falana, SAN -Leader, Civil Society Organizations, Dr. Abiola Akiyode -Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre,Wale Okuniyi – PRONACO, and Bisi Olateru Olagbegi –
Women Consortium of Nigeria.
Others are Kyauta Giwa – Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP), Steve Aluko –
Civil Liberties Organization, Jaye Gaskiya –
United Action for Democracy, Rommy Mom –
Lawyers’ Alert, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani –
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Mallam Naseer Kura – Basic Rights Action – Kano, Dr. Emma Shehu – International Institute of Journalism.
Others are Dr. Maryam Abdullah – Women for Peace in Nigeria, Hajia Shetu Alfa – FOMWAN, Y. Z. Ya’u – Centre for Information Technology & Development, Abubakar Saidiq Ibrahim –
Campaign for Democracy & Development and Dudu Paloma – Responsible Citizenship.
Nigerians in Diaspora from Europe, are Adebayo Oladimeji , and Christian Chukwudozie Udechukwu.
From America are Mr. Gabriel Okoye and Hon George Anibowel.
From Africa are Abdulahi Abubakar and Amb. Vincent Okobi.
From Asia are Dr. Jonathan Obaje and Dr. Balarabe Yushau.
Delegates from People Living with Disabilities, are Dandeson Hart, Barr. Ayodele Adekanmbi, Ms. Ekaete Judith Umoh, Kenan Mamman, Esther Andrew and Zainabi Argungu.
From Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria Mr. Nduka Obaigbena and Mallam Kabir Yusuf.
From the Nigeria Guild of Editors are Isaac Ighure andIs’haq Modibo Kawu.
From the Nigeria Union of Journalists are Alhaji Mohammed Sani Zoro and Mr. Lanre Ogundipe.
Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria are Abubakar B. Jijiwa, MFR and High Chief (Dr.) Aleogho Raymond Dokpesi, PhD, OFR.
From Socio-political/cultural and ethnic nationality groups, the delegates from South South geo-political zone Okon Osung, Idongest Nkangha, Ray Ekpu, Amb. (Prof.) Lawrence Ekpebu, OFR, Prof. Kimse Okoko, Sen. Musa Adede, Ntufam (Dr.) Josephat Okey, Hon. Orok Out Duke, Chief Joshua B. Fomudo and Gen. Paul Omu.
Others are Chief Paul Enebeli, Sen. Yisa Braimah, Barr. Chris Agbonmwanegbe, Chief Sergeant Awuse and Dr. Silas Eneyo.
From the South West geo-political zone are Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Supo Sonibare, Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, Dr. Adetokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, Chief Ajibola Ogunsola, Barr. Niyi Akintola, SAN, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, and Sen. Anthony Adefuye,
Others are Sen. Femi Okunrounmu, Hon. Salvador Adegoke Moshood, Bashorun Sehinde Arogbofa, Dr. Amos Akingba, Chief Gani Adams, Dr. Femi Obayori andPastor Tunde Bakare
From the South-East geo-political zone are, Gary Enwo-Igariwey, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu, Chief Chukwu Wachukwu, Prof. I. C. Madubuike, HRH Igwe (Amb) L. O. C. Agubuzu, Amb. Fidel Ayogu, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, and Dr. Dozie Ikedife.
Others are Chief Chris Eluemunoh, Chief Uzoma Nwosu Iheme, Prof. Chinedu Nwajiuba, Dr. Joe Nwaogu, Dr. Sam Egwu, Dr. Clement Mgbada and Prof. Nnenna Oti.
From the North East geo-political zone are, Mallam Mohammed Ibrahim, Hon. Mohammed Umara Kumalia,Mr. Paul Bassi, Amb. Ibrahim Mai Sule, Dr. Abdu Bulama,Mr. Bar Abubakar Samo and Amb. Adamu Aliyu.
Others are Dr. Sale Dauda, Dr. Daniel Madu, Sen. Saidu Kumo, Amb. Hassan Adamu,
Kashim Ndjida, Chief B. Leonard, Barr. Chris Abongaby and Alhaji Isa Mafindi .
The North West geo-political zone, are IGP Ibrahim Coomassie (rtd), Amb. Yaro Yusuf Mamman, Prof. Auwalu Yadudu, Alhaji Magaji Danbatta, and AVM Mutari Mohammed.
Others are Sen. Bello Maitama Yusuf, Ms. Fati Eunice Ibrahim, Sen. Mohammed Kabiru Jibrin, Sen. Saidu Musa Dansadau, Col. Bala Mande, Gen. Tanko Ayuba, Hajiya Maria Waziri, Bilkisu Magoro, Hajiya Laraba Dattijo andSen. Ladan Shuni.
North Central geo-political zone are, Elder Bulus Dareng,Lt. Gen. J. T. Useni, Sen. Ibrahim Mantu, Alh. Aliyu Akwe Dom, Mr. Anthony Sani,
Prof. Onje Gewyedo, Prof. Iyorchia Ayu, Prof. John Uko,Dr. Philip O. Salawu and Bayo Ojo.
Others are Prof. (Mrs.) Mariatu Tunuche, Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi, Engr. Mustapha Bello, Sen. Gbemi Saraki, and Mr. John Dara.
Delegates from professional bodies are, Okey Wali, SAN – Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Engr. (Senator) Adefemi Kila, FNSE – The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Dr. Segun Aina, OFR - Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIB), Dr. Osahon Enabulele – Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), and Dr. Nelson U. O. Uwaga, mni, FNIM – Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
Others Arc. Waheed Niyi Brimmo, fnia, pnia – Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), Sen. (Chief) Felix Kolawole Bajomo, FCA –
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Mr. Johnson Oludeinde Oluata, FCNA –
Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN),Dr. Rotimi Oladele, FNIPR –
Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), and Mrs. Bunmi Oke, frpa – Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAPN).
Others are Mr. Emeka D.Eleh – The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Engr. Olu Andah Wai-Ogosu – Nigerian Environmental Society,Prof. Olu Ajakaiye - Nigeria Economic Society, Prof. Yakubu A. Ochefu – Historical Society of Nigeria and Alh. Musa Isiwele – Road Transport Employers Assocation (RTEAN).
From the national academies – the Nigerian Academy of Science is Prof. Oyewale Tomori, FAS, NNOM.
From Academy of Engineering is Engr. V. I. Maduka, OFR.
From the Nigerian Academy Education is Prof. U. M. O. Ivowi.
From Nigerian Academy of Letters is Prof. Munzali Jibril.
The Academy of Social Sciences is yet to send a nominee.
The delegates from the judiciary are Hon. Justice G. A. Oguntade, Hon. Justice F. F. Tabai, Hon. Justice Abdulahi Mustapha, Hon. Justice Adamu Bello, Hon. Justice Veronica Ngozi Ume and Hon. Justice Baba Alkali Ba’aba.
Delegates representing former political office holders beginning with former governors are Chief Achike Udenwa, Chief Olusegun Osoba, Obong Victor Attah,Alh. Saidu Barda, Amb. Fidelis Tapgun and a sixth nominee was yet to be completed.
From Senators forum are Sen. Khairat Abdulrazaq Gwadabe, Sen. Abdullahi Bala Adamu, Sen. Muhammed Ibrahim, Sen. Nnamdi Eriobuna, Sen. John K. Brambaife and Sen. Iyabo Anisunlowo.
From House of Representatives Forum are, Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, CFR, Hon. Chibudom Nwuche, CON, Hon. (Chief) Obi Anoliofo, Hon. Umar Kareto Lawan, Hon. Musa Elayo Abdullahi and Hon. Sheik M. Sekoni.
From Association of former Speakers are, Rt. Hon. (Chief) Anayo Nneb, Rt. Hon. Abudssalam Taofig Olawale, Rt. Hon. Ignatius Kevin Edet, Rt. Hon. Habu Isa Ajiya, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Yaro and Rt. Hon. Terseer Tsumba.
Delegates representing Federal Government of Nigeria,Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd), Prof. Olawale Albert, Prof. Anya O. Anya, Dr. (Mrs.) Virginia A. Anohu, Annkio Briggs, Col. Tony Nyiam and Engr. A. A. Kure.
Others are Group Capt. Jeo Orji, Ibrahim D. Waziri, Mrs. Binta Ibrahim Musa, Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar, Adamu Aliero, Hajiya Hauwa Bukar, Sen. Mimibariya Amange,Dame Virgi Etiaba, Chief Asara A. Asara, Mrs. Eunice Igwe, Damian Dodo, SAN, Mrs. Ngozi Olejeme and Atedo Peterside.
Delegates from states and the FCT beginning from Abia, are Sen. Adolphus Wabara, Prof. J. C. Ogbonnaya andMrs. Victoria Akanwa.
From Adamawa are Alh. Mohammed Gambo Jimeta, Mrs. Binta Massi Garba and Mr. Moses Ngbale.
From Akwa Ibom are Sen. Anietie Okon, Prof. Nsongurua J. Udombana and Mrs. Atim Etim Okpoyo.
From Anambra are Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Prof. A. B. C. Nwosu, and Prof. Dora Akunyili.
From Bauchi are Dr. Garba Ibrahim, Prof. Isa B. Mohammed and Prof. Gambo Laraba Abdullahi.
From Bayelsa are Chief D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha, Chief Francis Doukpolagha and Dr. (Mrs.) Ngieriwagha
From Benue are Sen. Jack Tilley Gyado, Dr. Magdalene Mba Dura, and Maj-Gen. Geoffrey Ejiga.
From Borno are Kashim Ibrahim Imam, Hajiya Fati (Dongonyaro) Ali Monguno and Hon. Dr. Haruna Yerima.
From Cross River are Gen. Anthony Ukpo (Rtd.), Dr. Pius Tawo, Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa.
From Delta are Prof. Godini G. Darah, Chief Benjamin S. C. Elue and the third female nominee still being expected.
From Ebonyi are Dr. (Mrs.) Adaeze Nwuzor, Sen. (Dr.) Offia Nwali and Prof. Chigozie Ogbu.
From Edo are Mr. Charles Edosomwan, SAN, Prof. Sylvanus Oboh and third female nominee still being expected.
From Ekiti are Prof. Akin Oyebode, Prof. (Mrs.) Bisi Aina and Bishop Felix Ajakaye.
From Enugu are Sen. Ken Nnamani, Prof. Mrs. Rose Onah and Monsignor Obiora Ike.
From Gombe are Alh. Usman Faruk, NPM, CON, Barr. Zubairu Mohammed Umar and Mrs. Hannatu Ibrahim, MFR.
From Imo are Engr. Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu, Chief Bob Njemance, and Chief (Mrs.) Chidinma Uwajumogu.
From Jigawa are Alh. Bashir Dalhatu, Umaru Mohammed Hadejia and Prof. Rukayyatu Ahmed Rufa’l.
From Kaduna are Prof. Yusuf Turaki, Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Aruwa and Hajia Nafisatu Babajo.
From Kano Alh. Sule Yahya Hamma, Dr. Junaid Muhammed and Hajiya Aishatu Isma’il.
From Katsina are Justice Mamman Nasir (Rtd) GCON, Dr. Abubakar Saddique Mohammed and Hajiya Talatu Nasir.
From Kebbi are Dr. Bello Haliru Muhammad, Amb. Isah Muhammed Argungu, and Dr. Fati Lami Adamu.
From Kogi are Prof. Sam Egwu, Hajia Ladi Ibrahim andChief Olusola Akanmode.
From Kwara are Alh. Yusuf Kawu Daibu, Sen. Ahmed Mohammed and Mrs. Wosilat Marcarthy.
From Lagos Mr. Supo Sasore, SAN, Prof. Tunde Samuel and Olufunmilayo Osinowo-Bashorun.
From Nasarawa Dr. Mohammed Hassan Lawal, Alh. Muhammed Othman and Mrs. Lydia J. Viko.
From Niger are Hajiya Dije Bala (F), Abubakar Adamu Chika and Barr. Halidu Ibrahim (Ph.D).
From Ogun are Mr. Fola Adeola, Barr. Bisi Adegbuyi andProf. (Mrs.) Titi Filani.
From Ondo Dr. (Mrs.) Yemi Mahmud-Fasominu, Prof. N. Oluwafemi Mimiko, and Barr. Remi Olatubora.
From Osun are Chief Gbadegesin Adedeji, Chief Femi Akande and Mrs. Bola Ogunrimade (mni).
From Oyo are Chief Adeniyi Akintola, Prof. Ganiyu Raji, and the female nominee is still being expected.
From Plateau are Prof. Dakum Shown, Prof. Ganyir Lombin and Mrs. Esther Gonda.
From Rivers are Prof. Amakievi Gabriel, Justice Peter Akere (Rtd) and the Female nominee is still being expected.
From Sokoto are Engr. Bello Suleiman, Alh. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi and Prof. Aishatu I. Madawaki.
From Taraba are Justice Adamu Aliyu, Amb. Suleiman Zubairu and Hon. Dr. Mrs. Salome Jankada.
From Yobe are Khalifa Hassan Yusuf, Dr. Garba Abari and the female nominee is still being expected.
From Zamfara are HRH, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi, Emir of Gummi, Brigadier Gen. Muhammad Mansur Dan Ali (Rtd) and Hon. Justice Balkisu Bello Aliyu.
From FCT is Barr. Musa Salihu
The delegates of former LGA Chairmen are Hon. Felex Akhabue, Barr. Nasiru Ibrahim Junji, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Ahmed, Barr. Igberi Nweme, Hon. Emmanuel Tsamdu and Chief Shola Ebiseeni.
Officials of the National Conference are, Justice Idriss Legbo Kutigi, Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, Deputy Chairman, Dr. (Mrs.) Valerie Azinge, Secretary, Dr. Akilu Indabawa
Asst. Secretary, Conference Proceedings, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Asst. Secretary, Finance & Administration, and Mr. James Akpandem
Asst. Secretary, Media and Communications.