Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Saturday paid an unscheduled visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Presidential library. The governor reportedly arrived the premises at about 2.30pm and left at 3.30pm.
The Special Assistant, Media to the former President, Kehinde Akinyemi, stated on Saturday that the governor met with Obasanjo behind closed-doors.
After the meeting, he said Tambuwal described Obasanjo as a statesman that will be relevant for consultations on governance and the nation’s challenges, adding that Nigerians will continue to learn from him.
Obasanjo’s media aide said the governor hinted that they had a successful parley and was happy that the elder statesman was in high spirit despite the COVID-19 pandemic atmosphere.
The media aide quoted Tambuwal as saying, “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 pray 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.”
The governor added that his administration was restoring peace in the state and in the northern part of the country in general. He said, “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 in the IDPs camps are back in their 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.”