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Buhari, Obasanjo in closed door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and ‎former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday met behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. ‎‎

This will be Obasanjo’s third visit to come to the Presidential Villa to confer with President Buhari.‎

The former head of State arrived the Villa in the company of Otunba Johnson Fasawe around 12.30 p.m.

At the end of the meeting Obasanjo declined to take questions from State House correspondents.

The details of the meeting was not known as at the time of filing this report. ‎

Meanwhile the President Buhari also met with some Anglican Bishops where they urged him to end the menace of Fulani herdsmen and pipeline vandalism in the country.

Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, who led‎ the Anglican clerics said, the church leaders were concerned over these issues because they need answers for their anxious flock and brethren.

According to him, “we told him (Buhari) many things but part of it is that we are all looking for solution to issues of the herdsmen, issue of vandalism on security in one way or the other.

“This is because the people are asking us and we want to have explanation for the people whom we lead.”

Okoh said the President’s response of to the concerns were satisfactory and “very favourable”, and offered hope ‎to the people.

‎”He gave us detailed explanations of what he is doing to ensure that these things are solved. So, we have hope, we have message for our people”, he said.

On Buhari’s performance in the last one year, Okoh said “we believe that so far it’s been okay because of the difficulties of the time.

“Between now and the next one year, we are looking forward to something more direct now; something that will get to the people easily.

“So far, for the first year he is trying to clear the table, prepare the place, make the work move forward and we look forward to a better 2016-2017 budget year.

“You can see that with the long delay in budget (passage) and the issue of padding we were not able to begin easily.

“So, the next one we know will be better that is why we are talking in that way,its okay for now but it could be better.”

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