Emerging from a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), said he discussed issues of national interest and international affairs with President Muhammadu Buhari during the short meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“I came to discuss issues of national interest and international affairs with the President. Both of them are interwoven. I have discussed with the person I came to see and I don’t think I need to discuss it in the news media,” Abubakar told State House correspondents.
On the accusation that he had been silent on national issues for some time now, the former Head of State said he has not but been busy talking to those that needed to be talked to.
He said the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections which he chairs was still working behind the scene.
“We (the committee members) are still working, although quietly, to make sure that there is peace in the country.
“I hope all Nigerians will give the present administration the necessary support to make sure that we overcome all these crises that are unnecessary and uncalled for,” he added.