Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan today held a closed-door meeting where they were believed to have discussed the incessant Boko Haram attacks in the country among other security challenges.
The meeting was reportedly held in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday as the two leaders reportedly examined the level of insecurity in the country, reports Vanguard.
Obasanjo was said to have been invited by President Jonathan to the Presidential villa for the meeting, coming days after Obasanjo accused the Jonathan administration of destroying Nigeria’s economy so much that the middle class was fizzling out like in the days of late dictator, General Sani Abacha,
Obasanjo later confirmed the meeting with Jonathan to newsmen, saying it was purely on security matters.
“…I can confirm that I met with Mr. President on his invitation. In fact, he had wanted to come down to Abeokuta, but as a sign of respect to the Office of the President, I had to go. We had discussion on the country’s security issues and that is all,” the former president disclosed.
He expressed appreciation over President Jonathan’s invitation and promised that he would continue to make himself available on national issues in the interest of peace and progress of the country.