Buhari, Lawan meet to address pressing national issues
Issues of serious national concern may have been at the centre of an urgent meeting which held Monday, between leaders of the executive and the legislature arms of government.
A State House statement acknowledged that President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan met.
The statement however did not give any further details pertaining to the dialogue between the leaders of both arms of government.
Although Nigeria has finally put some of its economic challenges behind, the nation is still faced with growing acts of insecurity and criminality, with some persons including state governors advocating amnesty for those who have committed high crimes.
Sources close to the Presidency say the conversation went on smoothly, with the legislature allegedly re-affirming its resolve to lend support to ongoing efforts by the executive to maintain law and order across the country.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the violence which broke out in Gombe.
Buhari who spoke through Garba Shehu, his SA on Media said, “I’m seriously disturbed by the outbreak of violence in Gombe State and call on the parties involved to exercise maximum restraint to avoid escalation.”
The President further remarked, “Nigerians have shed enough blood over issues that could have been peacefully resolved. I appeal to the two parties to sheathe their swords for the sake of peaceful coexistence.
“Gombe has enjoyed relative religious harmony for decades and you shouldn’t allow hoodlums destroy this positive record,” President Buhari added.
Violence broke out Sunday, following a chieftaincy tussle in Billiri which degenerated into an ethnic and religious conflict.
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