Former Head Of State Calls For Calm in the Niger Delta

President Muhammadu Buhari and Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar
President Muhammadu Buhari and Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar

Former military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar has called for calm in the Niger Delta region, saying that the violence and destruction of the country’s oil infrastructure was an unnecessary distraction.

He expressed hope that the Buhari Administration would overcome the challenges posed by the current economic gloom in the country.



    Abubakar was speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Thursday, but refused to disclose details of the meeting.

    He called for the understanding and support of Nigerians in order to enable the administration to tackle the numerous challenges facing it.

    The former head of state, who is also the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, stated that the committee is working to ensure that peace reigned supreme in the land especially among the political parties.

    “We are still working, although quietly. We are working to make sure that there is peace in the country and all the political parties work amicably because each one has got a role to play”, he said.


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