By Ogechi Okorie
Abeokuta (Precise Post) – Governor of Sokoto State, Hon Aminu Tambuwal has described former President Obasanjo as a statesman who is still relevant for consultations on issues of governance and challenges of the country, said Nigerians shall continue to learn from him.
Recall that Tambuwal on Saturday paid an unscheduled visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence of the former President in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
The news of the meeting which was contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media to the former President, Kehinde Akinyemi stated that the governor met with Obasanjo behind closed-doors.
Akinyemi said after about an hour meeting behind closed-doors with Obasanjo, the governor hinted that they had a successful parley and he was happy that the elder statesman was in high spirit despite the Convid-19 pandemic atmosphere.
According to Tambuwal, “you know Baba is our leader, statesman. And it is always good for us to come around to see how he is doing, pay homage and consult him on very many issues of governance, that is why we have come this afternoon. And, we brought him the greetings and felicitations of the good people of Sokoto state.
“We shall continue to learn from him, drink from his wealth of experience and fountain of his knowledge and wisdom on issues of governance and challenges of today. We prayed that God Almighty shall continue to give him good health as I have met him today, and may he and all of us survive this Covid-19 pandemic.”
On goverance in Sokoto state, the governor spoke on efforts of his administration to restore permanent stability after recent outbreak of banditry. “We are re-establishing peace in the northern part of the state, where we have been having challenges of banditry.
“Peace is returning and people are back to their farms and villages. Those of us in the IDPs camps are back in our homes and villages now. We are doing our best as a state government to ensure that we engender security. And we are doing our best to provide development and employment for our people,” Tambuwal disclosed.
The governor who arrived at about 2.30pm and left at 3.30pm was accompanied by eight members of his special advisers.