#EndSARS protests: Buhari consults with former leaders via video conferencing

#EndSARS protests: Buhari consults with former leaders via video conferencing

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday presided over a crucial virtual meeting with former Nigerian leaders at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

 

The former leaders, who participated in the meeting virtually from their homes, include Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Earnest Shonekan.

 

Those physically present at the meeting 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, Gen. Gabriel Olanisakin, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai.

 

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

 

The president had on Thursday met with members of the nation’s security and intelligence community and he later addressed the nation on the #EndSARS protests embarked upon by some aggrieved youths across the country.

 

He then 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 democracy.

 

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

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