Chairman of National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, on Thursday, expressed shock over the death of the confab’s member, retired AIG Hamma Misau.
This is contained in a statement by Assistant Secretary of the conference, Mr Akpandem James in Abuja on Friday.
It said Kutigi expressed shock and disbelief as he announced news of the death of Misau on Thursday.
“While sympathising with the family and the entire nation, Kutigi, however, said it was gratifying to note that Misau died in the service of his country.
“He prayed to Allah to grant his soul eternal rest.’’
Misau was a delegate to the conference on the platform of Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (ARPON).
James announced that the plenary session of the conference would resume on Monday, March 31.
He added that the Vote of Proceedings of March 24, 25 and 26 would be adopted by the conference for deliberation.
“Top on the list of issues would be a report of the outcome of the consultative meeting between principal officers of the conference and selected delegates.’’
The conference chairman, had on Wednesday nominated 50 of the 492 delegates for crucial meeting on how to resolve the question of voting pattern.
“Sitting was adjourned on Wednesday afternoon till Monday to give the selected delegates sufficient time to discuss and agree on the issue which had earlier attracted heated debates.
“Continuation of the adoption of the National Conference Rules of Procedure earlier suspended last week also forms part of the issues slated for Monday,’’ he said.
James explained that debates on the standing orders had almost been completed last week before the adjournment of plenary.
He also said that delegates had insisted on sighting the clean copy of the rules before adopting it for the regulation of the affairs of the conference.
According to him, the conference will also, beginning from Monday, discuss and adopt its Work Plan, proposed committee structure and group classification.
“As a part of this, delegates will be expected to identify committees they want to serve in.
“The conference will call for submission of papers on thematic issues highlighted under the various committees to be announced.
“The papers are to be submitted before close of business on Thursday April 3 or earlier.
“Conference delegates would also commence debate on the speech presented by President Jonathan on March 17, when he formally inaugurated the conference at the National Judicial Institute.’’