OBJ, Jonathan Meet Over Insecurity in Nigeria

OBJ, Jonathan Meet Over Insecurity in Nigeria

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Abiodun Onafuye

Abeokuta – Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan met today in Abuja to discuss nation’s security matters.


The visit came in the wake of Obasanjo’s commendation of the joint efforts by both the Federal and Lagos State governments in checking the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD in the country and also a jab by Obasanjo against Jonathan’s economic policies, which he likened to Abacha’s.

While confirming the meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan with journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, shortly after arriving from Abuja Wednesday afternoon, the former President revealed that his discussion with the President was purely on security matters.

“Yes, I can confirm that I met with Mr. President on his invitation. In fact, he had wanted to come down to Abeokuta, but as a sign of respect to the Office of the President, I had to go. We had discussion on the country’s security issues and that is all”, Obasanjo  declared. He did not speak on the specifics.

Obasanjo, who appreciated the invitation of Mr. President said he would continue to make his himself available on national issues in the interest of peace and progress of the country.

Commenting on the Eggon/Fulani crisis in Nassarawa State, the former President called on the government of Benue and Nasarawa States to ensure that peace is restored to the warring communities.

He said, both the Eggon’s, who are the farmers and the Fulani’s,who are the herders, must understand themselves over the differences.

According to him, “There is no way, such will not happen, but the two State governments should come up with lasting solutions. The farmers would want their crops to be protected, while the cattle men will also want their cattles to feed. So, the government should fashion out peaceful means to end the crisis”, Obasanjo advised.

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