- The presidency has shared pictures of a meeting between President Buhari and some governors
- The details of the meeting have not been disclosed to the press
- There are speculations that the parley may be connected with raging insecurity in the north
Some governors from the northern parts of the country on Thursday, April 22, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Bashir Ahmaad, the personal assistant to the president on New Media, shared a photo of the meeting between the president and the governors on Twitter.
He disclosed that the governors were led by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state.
Lalong is the current chairman of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF).
Some of the governors at the meeting were Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Mai Mala Buni(Yobe); Abubakar Bello(Niger) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa).
''President @MBuhari earlier this afternoon, met with some governors led by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.''
At the time of reporting the story, the reason for the visit was not yet known.
In other news, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the leader of Afenifere, the pan Yoruba socio-political group has recommended how President Muhammadu Buhari can silence secessionists in the country.
Speaking on a breakfast programme on Arise News channel, Adebanjo said President Buhari can take the sail out of the agitations for division of the country into separate independent entities if he heeded the call for restructuring of Nigeria.
He stated that the restructuring will take care of marginalisation and injustices against some parts of the country which he said were responsible for the agitations and calls for secession.
Meanwhile, a former minister of education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has stated that if the Nigerian government fails to act on the reported terrorist links to one of its ministers, the country may be listed among states that sponsor terrorism globally.
The current minister of communication and digital economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has been under pressure to resign due to his pro-terrorist comments in the past.
The federal government has been largely silent on the issue that has sparked outrage across the country.
Still on security, Dennis Amachree, a former assistant director with the Department of State Security (DSS) has revealed that the past extremists' views of Dr. Isa Pantami must have been known to the secret police.
Pantami, Nigeria's minister of communications and digital economy, has been under pressure to resign after his past comments supporting international terror groups, resurfaced.
Amachree made the comment on Wednesday, April 21 while speaking to The Punch in an interview.