Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Gowon and Buhari met to Discuss National Issues

The former Military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd). On Tuesday visited Pres. Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock Villa over some issues concerning the country.
According to PUNCH, the issues discussed by two leaders included the fate of girls abducted in their school in Chibok, Borno State, North-East Nigeria, in 2014, the president’s ongoing anti-corruption war and violence being unleashed on the Niger Delta by members of the Niger Delta Avengers.
Gen. Yakubu Gowon, spoke with the state House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, which was held inside the President’s office.
According to The Punch, Gowon said he seized the opportunity if the meeting to pay his respect to the president and inform him of his plan to travel out of the country on holiday as well as for his programme, Nigeria Prays, holding in the United State and United Kingdom.
Gen. Gowon also expressed his views on the fight against corruption, stressing that Nigerians will soon be seeing the outcome.
In his statement he said, “I have come to pay my respect to Mr. President and to let him know that will be going out the country on holiday and for my  programme, Nigeria Prays, in the US and UK.
“We had caused to discuss general affairs of the country, the problems we have in the country and his fight against corruption.
Gowon also said that the major factor setting Nigeria as a country back is corruption.
He also stressed some issued in concern of the Chibok girls, saying that government is doing anything possible to bring them back in their numbers.
“You know the current situation of the Chibok girls and that a number of the girls are brought back home as soon as possible.
He added, “What has brought me here is about general situation of the country and what the president is doing to give the people what they want.”
The Gen. also stressed that the quick reduction in the nation’s resources because of the drop in oil price and production.

He then asked Nigerians to pray for Mr. President as everything is going to be alright.