Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday met with various leaders, including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Sultan of Sokoto, his eminence Sa’ad Abubakar, and former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, as part of efforts to address the myriad of challenges bedevilling the country.
The closed-door meeting which lasted for over nine hours took place in Abuja.
According to a letter addressed to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba, issues such as national unity, security, peace, integration, economic revitalisation, and development will be discussed at the meeting.
The letter read in part: “I am pleased to invite you on behalf of Interfaith Initiatives for Peace jointly led by the Sultan of Sokoto, his eminence Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar and his eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, national peace committee chaired by General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Socio-cultural Consultative Committee convened by me and all these bodies called Committee of Goodness of Nigeria, CJN, to an exploratory meeting on pressing issues of national unity, security, peace, integration, economic revitalisation and development, women and youth welfare and general progress.”
However, at the end of the meeting, former President Obasanjo could not be sighted for comments, while former Head of State, General Abdulsalami declined to speak to journalists.
Meanwhile, the former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe and Cardinal John Onaiyekan who were also present, simply told journalists that the meeting was for the progress of the country.
Ogbe said a communique on the outcome of the meeting will be issued soon.