In continuation of his consultations with leaders across various spheres in the country, Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will meet on Tuesday with Northern traditional rulers.
The consultative meeting with the monarch was initially scheduled for Monday. Although it didn’t happen, Osinbajo in Monday, held an Iftar (breaking of fast) dinner with the Northern traditional rulers at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Laolu Akande, the spokesman of the Acting President, “tonight, Acting President Osinbajo would be holding Iftar dinner with traditional rulers and tomorrow continues ongoing consultations with them.
“Both Muslim and Christian traditional rulers from the north would be participating in the consultations tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) with the acting president.’’
Osinbajo met with the South East traditional leaders in Abuja on Sunday.
At the meeting, Osinbajo expressed hope that the royal fathers would continue to offer useful suggestions and the right advice to ensure that the country remained united.
The acting president recalled that many Nigerians had paid the supreme price to keep the country united, saying that “it will be wrong for men and women of goodwill in this generation to toy with those sacrifices that had been made’’.
He, therefore, maintained that men of goodwill must not tolerate any tendency that would drag the nation in the direction of another civil conflict.