Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto, monarchs meet in Aso Rock

Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto, monarchs meet in Aso Rock

- There was a closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian traditional rulers in Abuja on Thursday, November 5

- The meeting was attended by monarchs like the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi

- Also, the Emir of Kano and a delegate of the Imo state traditional rulers were in attendance

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A delegation of traditional rulers in all geopolitical zones in Nigeria and the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, are said to be having a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Among prominent monarchs in attendance at the high-profile meeting are the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Emir of Kano, Etsu Nupe, and the chairman, Imo state traditional rulers.

Vanguard reports that while the agenda of the meeting has not been officially disclosed, it may be connected with the president's drive to achieve national unity.

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Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto, monarchs meet in Aso Rock
Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Nigerian traditional rulers in Abuja (Photo: Channels TV)
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Moreover, there is the claim that the meeting may be linked to the nationwide agitation against police brutality.

Meanwhile, President Buhari held an emergency meeting with former leaders and security chiefs at Aso Villa.

The impromptu meeting was reportedly convened by Buhari to consult over recent social and security developments in different parts of the country.

All the former heads of state and presidents who participated in the meeting were linked virtually while the security heads were in the executive council chambers of the State House with the president.

The former leaders at the meeting included Generals Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd), Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Ernest Shonekan.

It was also gathered that those who were present at the council chambers with the president included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and the chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).

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