-The scheduled meeting that the acting president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, was to have with traditional rulers from the north will no longer hold on Tuesday, June 20
- The acting president on Sunday, June 18, in Abuja met with traditional rulers from the south-east states of the federation
The consultative meeting between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and traditional rulers from the northern part of the country, initially slated for Monday, June 19 has been postponed to Tuesday, June 20.
Mr Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to Oinbajo on Media and Publicity, confirmed this on his twitter handle.
Akande, however, stated that the acting president hosted the traditional rulers to Iftar (breaking of fast) at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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The presidential aide said: “Tonight, Acting President Osinbajo would be holding Iftar dinner with traditional rulers and tomorrow continues ongoing consultations with them.
“Both Muslim and Christian traditional rulers from the north would be participating in the consultations tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) with the acting president.’’
The acting president on Sunday, June 18, in Abuja met with traditional rulers from the South East states of the federation.
Osinbajo, at the meeting, expressed the hope that the royal fathers would continue to offer useful suggestions and the right advice to ensure that the country remained united.
Osinbajo recalled that many Nigerians had paid the supreme price to keep the country united, saying: "It will be wrong for men and women of goodwill in this generation to toy with those sacrifices that had been made."
He, therefore, maintained that men of goodwill must not tolerate any tendency that would drag the nation in the direction of another civil conflict.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that despite the hues and cries that greeted the three months quit notice given to Igbos by Arewa Youth Consultatives Forum (AYCF), a Coalition of Northern Youths has written a letter to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, begging him to allow Ndigbo to go and have their Biafra Republic.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com, a Facebook user, Yazid Ahmed said the group lauded the peace and conflict resolution moves being done by the Acting President, but noted that it doubted the efficacy of it in bringing a lasting solution to the problem in question rocking the nation at present.
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