JUST IN | #EndSARS Protest: A Day after His National Broadcast, Buhari Consults with Former Presidents

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH FORMER HEADS OF STATE 0B. Duringb the virual Meeting are Former Heads of State Fmr Gen Yakubu Gowon, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Dr Goodluck Jonahan held at the State House, Abuja. PHOTO: SUNDAY AGHAEZE. OCT 2020
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By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a crucial virtual meeting with former Nigerian leaders at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former leaders participating virtually from their homes include Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Goodluck Jonathan and Earnest Shonekan.

Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.

Others are; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olanisakin, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Director General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai.

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NAN gathered that the meeting is part of the ongoing critical consultations with major stakeholders in the ‘Nigeria Project’ aimed at finding lasting solutions the nation security and socio-economic challenges.

The president had on Thursday met with members of the nation’ security and intelligence community, and later addressed the nation on the ENDSARS protests embarked upon by some aggrieved youths in the country.

He appealed to the protesters to resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating the nation’s nascent democracy.

Buhari also enjoined them to take advantage of the various initiatives of his administration designed to make their lives better and more meaningful.

(NAN)

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