Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, and others meet in Abuja over the state of the nation on Thursday.
The PUNCH had learnt that the meeting would be held under the backing of the Interfaith Initiatives for Peace.
The leaders of this group is Obasanjo, Sultan, Abdulsalami, and Onaiyekan, they will be discussing “pressing issues” rising in the nation.
This statement was made in a letter addressed to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, matters like the national unity, security, peace, integration, economic revitalisation, and development are pertinent issues that will be discussed during the meeting.
Part of the letter reads; “I am pleased to invite you on behalf of Interfaith Initiatives for Peace jointly led by the Sultan of Sokoto, his eminence Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar and his eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, national peace committee chaired by General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Socio-cultural Consultative Committee convened by me and all these bodies called Committee of Goodness of Nigeria, CJN, to an exploratory meeting on pressing issues of national unity, security, peace, integration, economic revitalisation and development, women and youth welfare and general progress.”.