Reports of the Closed Door Meeting between Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto, Ooni, and other Monarchs


An important closed door meeting held between President Muhammadu Buhari and some traditional rulers on Thursday (5-11-2020) in Aso-rock, Abuja (the country's capital). The President had a serious meeting with a delegation of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria led by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III at the state house to discuss the recent protests organised by youths in several parts of the country.

The President commended the Traditional rulers for their indisputable role. He mentioned that they ensured there was serenity, appealed and calmed the youths who prostested. 

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (the Ooni of Ife) expantiated on the various challenges the country's youths were facing. 

President Buhari stressed that his administration was committed to  addressing the demands of the youths in the country.

The President said that: “We have heard the loud cries of our youth and children, and we are attending to their concerns. To succeed in all of this, we would require your support and voice to help amplify the message. Your proximity to the people places you in a unique position to communicate and ensure that our response is targeted and impactful”, the President said.

He added that: “I want to once again thank you for the role you all have played to calm down our youth with wisdom and authority. By instilling hope and keeping the peace, you have rendered the country great service.”

He further disclosed that the Nigerian Police Force will be reformed. The highlights of the reformation will better welfare system, working conditions, and code of conduct.  The monarchs made certain recommendations to President Buhari who vowed to study them and put them into action.

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