Jonathan Meets Sanusi At Last

Channels Television  
Updated July 24, 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan and a former Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, met for the first time since he (Sanusi) became the Emir of Kano.

The former CBN boss was one of the northern traditional rulers who joined President Jonathan in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for the breaking of Ramadan fast.

The traditional rulers were led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III.

Sanusi led others in a special prayer for peace during the short event held inside the President’s residence.

The President later took turns to shake hands with all the traditional rulers in attendance, including Sanusi.

Abubakar, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, condemned the bomb blasts recorded in Kaduna earlier in the day, as well as other acts of violence across the country.

While describing the perpetrators as enemies of humanity, he insisted that they and their sponsors had no Islamic agenda.

He requested that the President should grant the traditional rulers an audience in the nearest future in order to discuss issues of national importance.

The President granted the request immediately.

In his short remarks, President Jonathan urged the traditional rulers to team up with his administration to end insurgency.

While seeking for more prayers, he said that the situation could have been worse if not for prayers.