Abuja, May 18, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with retired Gen. T. Y. Danjuma at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This is as the President same Monday charged Governors to work closely with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, to engender better harmony in the daunting task of checking the pandemic.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the agenda of the meeting between the president and Danjuma, whose last visit to the State House was over three years ago, was unknown.
The visiting elder statesman, a one time Minister of Defence, also did not speak to State House correspondents on the outcome of his meeting with the president.
NAN, however, gathered that the president and Danjuma, who has been a harsh critic of the Buhari presidency and whose home state, Taraba, has been a hot-bed of herdsmen/farmers clashes, may have deliberated on domestic and sub-regional issues bordering on security and socio-economic development in the country.
NAN reports that the president also met with the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio.
Akpabio also declined comment on the outcome of his meeting with the president.