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Jonathan visits Buhari, harps on national unity


Former President Goodluck Jonathan today visited his
successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Aso Rock
Presidential Villa, Abuja.

They met behind closed-doors for about 20 minutes inside
the president's office.
Addressing State House reporters later, the former
president said he as well as Ijaw elders and traditional
rulers were working to ensure peace in the Niger Delta
region.
Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups have
continued blowing up oil installations in the restive region.
Jonathan was responding to a question on what efforts he
was making to ensure peace in the Niger Delta.
He stressed that a united Nigeria was needed, saying
there cannot be development anywhere without peace.
According to him, Nigeria is great not because of oil, but
because her size and diversity.
Jonathan parried a question on Buhari's anti-corruption
war.
He said he would not talk about the anti-graft war because
most of the cases were in court, assuring that when they
were resolved, he would talk at an appropriate time.
Jonathan said he visited Buhari to intimate him about his
international engagements, especially his recent
appointment as leader of the African Union election
observation mission to Zambia.

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