What Obasanjo asked Buhari to do to end agitation in Nigeria.
Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusengun Obasanjo has said that that Army’s tough response to the Igbos who are protesting to be allowed to secede as Republic of Biafra is not the solution to the whole crises going on in the country.
He stated that the best way to handle the issue of Biafra and other agitations should not be through gun-toting by soldiers and other security personnel, but through one-on-one discussion and dialogue with those that are aggrieved.
He said that if he were the president, he would have preferred to meet the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and people of his age bracket , both in the East , west, South and North, who are leading agitations, and ask them what their worries are.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to meet with Kanu, the head of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and find out his worries before the current state of the nation goes out of hand.
He said that there is the need to satisfy the youth in job creation, wealth creation, and in giving them a better, fulfilled life and hope for the future. .
There’s no easy way out of all these protests, he said adding that Army’s tough response to pro-Biafra sentiment is “not the solution”.
He disclosed that there was nothing bad in Buhari having a meeting with Kanu.“I don’t see anything wrong in that, I would not object to that; if anything, I would encourage it,” the former president said, while addressing newsmen.
I would want to meet Kanu myself and talk to people like him, people of his age, asking, What are your worries?’ Not only from the southeast but from all parts of Nigeria.” END