- The formation of the North Central Forum (NCF) has been lauded by two former Nigerian leaders
- The forum, headed by General Jeremiah Useni, was hailed by both Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar
- In separate discussions, Babangida and Abubakar believe the forum will promote harmony in the northcentral region and Nigeria as a whole
The former military heads of state, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar, have hailed the establishment of North Central Forum (NCF).
The two former leaders conveyed their joy on Tuesday, November 17, when the president of the forum, General Jeremiah Useni, paid them a separate visit.
Babangida, who was paid a visit at his hill-top mansion in Minna, expressed fulfilment as he threw his weight behind the NCF.
On his own, General Abdulsalami described the formation of the forum as long overdue, saying the forum will pursue the development of the north central region and preserve Nigeria's harmony.
"Let me congratulate you on the thought of the forum, and forming the forum. Like one of the things you said, the purpose of the forum is to seek for peace and development of the central region of Nigeria.
"Indeed, this forum has been overdue, and I am glad the founding fathers and mothers have got themselves together to form this forum.
"The caliber of people and personnel that are in this forum, such forum will benefit from their experiences and it will galvanize you into action to achieve your aim."
Meanwhile, former Nigerian leader Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has commended President Buhari for recognising the right of Nigerians to peaceful protest.
In what came as a rare gesture, the former Nigerian leader hailed the president for addressing the country amid tension surrounding EndSARS.
Speaking at the virtual meeting hosted by the president, Obasanjo, who noted that "the nation had been waiting" said he was happy that the demands of the protesters are being entertained.
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