Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on the Federal Government to find a way out of the militancy in the Niger Delta, which has affected crude oil production.
The former leader who met with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the presidential villa, Abuja explained that exploring an amicable solution to the crisis and other restiveness would stabilise the country for growth.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after the closed-door meeting, Abubakar said they met over some undisclosed issues. Abdulsalami, who is the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, said that his team was working quietly to ensure that there was peace in the country. He stressed the need for the Buhari administration, with the assistance of all Nigerians, to resolve the various crises in the country.
The former military ruler stressed the need for political parties to work together. Asked about the impact of the peace committee, he said: “We are still working, although quietly. We are working to make sure that there is peace in the country and all the political parties work amicably because each one has got a role to play.
“So, I hope the current administration, through the assistance of all Nigerians, will give a helping hand so that we can overcome these crises that are unnecessary and uncalled for.”