A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd.) has disclosed that discussions at the short meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday were centred on issues of national interest and international affairs.
The former military ruler, who made this disclosure to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting which was held inside the President’s office, however, refused to disclose the specific issues he discussed with the President when asked by the reporters to do so.
He simply said, “I came to discuss issues of national interest and international affairs with the President. Both of them are interwoven. I have discussed with the person I came to see and I don’t think I need to discuss it in the news media.”
Reacting to a claim that he had been silent on national issues lately, Abubakar stated that he had been busy talking to those that needed to be talked to, stressing that the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections which he chairs was still working behind the scene.
He then called on all Nigerians to support the Buhari administration in its efforts aimed at resolving the crisis facing the nation
“We (the committee members) are still working, although quietly, to make sure that there is peace in the country.
“I hope all Nigerians will give the present administration the necessary support to make sure that we overcome all these crises that are unnecessary and uncalled for,” the ex-Head of State stated.