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Abdulsalami meets Buhari, urges support for FG

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President Muhammadu Buhari welcoming former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar to his office at the State House Abuja on Thursday, August 18, 2016. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

President Muhammadu Buhari welcoming former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar to his office at the State House Abuja on Thursday, August 18, 2016. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

Former military Head of State, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Abubakar appealed to Nigerians to support and cooperate with the Buhari-led administration in resolving the nation’s socio-economic challenges.

Abubakar, who is also the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, stated that the committee was working quietly to ensure that there was peace in the country.

“We are still working, although quietly. We are working to make sure that there is peace in the country and all the political parties work amicably because each one has got a role to play.

“So, I hope the current administration through the assistance of all Nigerians will give a helping hand to make sure that these crises that are unnecessary and uncalled for, we overcome them,” he added.

Abubakar, who said he was in the Villa to discuss some national and international issues with the president, underscored the need for political parties to work together to achieve peace and stability in the country.


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  • Mare

    As political peace is necessary, we also need religious peace to move the country forward but not to try to islamize the whole country.