Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gowon Discloses What He Discussed WIth Buhari

To successfully rescue the abducted chibok girls, the government needs credible information on their exact location and the cooperation of the relevant persons, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

He spoke while meeting with the former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon at the Presidential villa, Abuja yesterday.

Relaying what they discussed after theur closed door meeting, Gowon told State House correspondents, that the President was committed to finding the abducted girls.

“We discussed the general affairs of the country, the problems of the country, his fight against corruption, and all the efforts that he is making to deal with it and of course, the impatience of the public to see results of the fight which have yet to be found, since people have not been prosecuted yet, that would soon begin.

“These are some of the issues we talked about. One appreciates his efforts and determination to rid the country of corruption, which is one of the problems that have held the country down and has created serious set backs to the country both nationally and internationally and then, of course, the current situation about the Chibok girls and the efforts the government is making to rescue them. He said the government needed to get credible information about the whereabout of the girls and also those that would assist the government achieve that.

“I believe that the government is certainly determined to ensure that a number of these girls are brought back home safely as soon as possible. To achieve that, certain credibility must be established of our sources on information on their location, but as at now, no one knows where these girls are, and all this information that you have been getting, I don’t know their sources, but all efforts at engaging the international media and sources are necessary so that this matter can be resolved once and for all”, he said.