The ongoing National Conference has been extended by six weeks.
The conference, which commenced on March 17,.was to last for three months till June 19. The conference will now end on July 31. The extension is contained in the work plan released to delegates on Wednesday.
However, a spokesperson for the conference, James Akpandem, said he is not aware of the extension.
“What I know is that the period for the committees to complete their work has been extended to May 15,” he said.
PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the conference leadership had agreed to seek extension from the federal government after it met with leaders of its 20 Standing Committees on Monday.
The standing committees were expected to send their report to the conference leadership by Wednesday, with many seeking extension.
With the extension of the conference, each member will now get about N4.5 million more.than the N9 million they were supposed to get for the three months.
Each of the 492-member (with three absentees) conference receives about N3 million monthly.