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#EndSARS: What Buhari told Sultan of Sokoto, Ooni, others in Closed door meeting

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Fresh details on the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some traditional rulers on Thursday in Aso-rock have emerged.

The President met with a delegation of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria led by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III at the state house to discuss the recent protests organised by youths in several parts of the country.

The meeting which also had the presence of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, was aimed at solving the various issues plaguing youths in the country. Speaking during the meeting, Buhari stressed that his administration was keen on addressing the demands of the country’s youths.

“We have heard the loud cries of our youth and children, and we are attending to their concerns.”

“To succeed in all of this, we would require your support and voice to help amplify the message. Your proximity to the people places you in a unique position to communicate and ensure that our response is targeted and impactful.”

He hailed the Traditional rulers for their role in calming the situation and appealing to the protesting youths.

“I want to once again thank you for the role you all have played to calm down our youth with wisdom and authority. By instilling hope and keeping the peace, you have rendered the country great service.”

He also disclosed that the Nigerian Police Force will also undergo much needed reform that covers welfare, working conditions, and code of conduct.  The monarchs also submitted recommendations to the President who promised to study them and take appropriate action.

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