Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that the elder statesmen in the country under the aegis of Committee for the Goodness of Nigeria have agreed to start taking actions concerning insecurity in the country.
Obasanjo said the meeting bothered on issues of security, economy, welfare, well-being, unity and progress of Nigeria. He, however, did not reveal more than that about the outcome of the meeting.
Obasanjo told journalists on Friday in Abuja that the CGN had agreed to present its communiqué to President Muhammadu Buhari, who Obasanjo said was duly notified of the meeting and its agenda.
He said, “We are made up of former heads of state and presidents, former Chief Justice of Nigeria, and former National Security Adviser. CGN also comprises of the organised labour, academia, women and other groups. Those who couldn’t be physically present like former President Goodluck Jonathan, Prof Wole Soyinka, and Emeka Anyaoku, sent apologies.
“We acknowledged the letter written in response to our own letter informing the President of our meeting and his goodwill message was that the outcome of our meeting would be of interest to him.
“We spoke frankly among ourselves after discussing relevant issues of security and economy. We were long on statements but short on action. We decided that our communiqué won’t be issued until after submitting our report to the President.”