The Presidency has revealed details of the discussion between President Muhammadu Buhari and all the living former Heads of State and Presidents during a Virtual meeting he had with them on Friday, October 23.
In a tweet, the Presidency stated that Buhari reiterated commitment to improving good governance through the democratic process including through sustained engagement.
The President also said that his administration will ensure that liberty and freedom, as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens, are protected as he also reaffirmed his commitment to preserving the unity of Nigeria.
The former heads of state and Presidents who participated in the Virtual Meeting are General Yakubu Gowon, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonekan, General Abulsalami Abubakar, and former President Goodluck Jonathan.
In another development, President Buhari held a meeting with Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Matawalle at the State House, Abuja over the recent bandits’ attacks in the State.
A former Presidential Candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar while reacting to attacks in Zamfara had highlighted the need for new security architecture in Nigeria, particularly in the Northern region. He noted that demanding an end to insecurity should be more than a hashtag.
According to Atiku, such calls and demand should be a commitment to the protection of the lives and property of the people of the region. He further stated that it is evident that banditry attacks have assumed pandemic levels, especially in the North ( read more here).