Buhari, Peace Committee meet on state of the nation

Posted by News Express | 11 August 2015 | 4,446 times

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The National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections, headed by former Head of State General Abdusalami Abubakar (rtd.), has held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

At the meeting held earlier today at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, talks were focused on the state of the nation and how to sustain the peace prevailing in the country after the elections held on March 28 and April 11.

The committee had brokered the signing of the peace accords between President Buhari and his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, ahead of the March 28 presidential poll.

Addressing reporters after the meeting, which lasted for about an hour, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto State, Bishop Matthew Kukah, said the committee had a role to still nurture the peace that followed the general elections.

Present at the meeting were General Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III and President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.

Also in attendance were Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mrs Priscilla Kuye and Senator Ben Obi.

•Adapted from a Channels TV report. Photo by Sunday Aghaeze shows President Buhari welcoming the Peace Committee members to the Presidential Villa.

Source: News Express

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