On Friday, Bashir Ahmad, a Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, disclosed that the president was in a virtual meeting with past Heads of State.
This came a day after President Buhari addressed the nation.
President @MBuhari is hosting an unusual meeting (virtual) with former Heads of State, current heads of security agencies and top government officials, in attendance; ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ernest Shonekan and Yakubu Gowon.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 23, 2020
Although the subject of the meeting wasn’t made public, many believe that it has to do with the recent events in the country.
Asides from the tweet, there was no further information in regards to the meeting.
However, Nigerians are reacting negatively on social media platforms.
Many of them believe that there won’t be any positive results from the meeting.
Bubu chose to have an 'unusual' meeting with people, as regards current issues I'd presume & the people he chose are OBJ, GEJ, Shonekan, Shehu, Gowon, IBB.
Same circle that's kept us perpetually underdeveloped despite our enormous human & mineral resources.
Is it a curse?😭
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) October 23, 2020
— Justin Ekwueme™🚨⚡ (@JustinOfEnugu) October 23, 2020
Ex-presidents – Obasanjo Olusegun, Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ernest Shonekan and Yakubu Gowon, participated in the virtual meeting.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olanisakin; Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General, Department of State Services and others were also present.
Negative comments trail Buhari’s nationwide address
On Thursday, President Buhari gave a nationwide address.
This came after a prolonged silence regarding the #EndSARS protests that claimed many lives.
Nigerian youths had taken to the streets to call for an end to police brutality.
However, things took a new turn when soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.
Following his address, Nigerians have expressed disappointment over his refusal to mention the Lekki Massacre.
Below are some of the reactions:
— Davido (@davido) October 22, 2020
He didn’t even acknowledge them. Wow.
— Simi (@SympLySimi) October 22, 2020
Sigh! God pls help Nigeria
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 22, 2020
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) October 22, 2020
A tribute night to a person of inestimable legacy helped save me from the ache that vacuous speeches inflict.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) October 22, 2020
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