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Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by olasco18(m): 3:56pm On Jan 12
2019: 7 Northern govs meet Buhari behind closed door

—Say they believe in continuity
—As El-Rufai says severance package for sacked teachers is ready
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

ABUJA – SEVEN Northern governors, Friday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari in closed-door after the Friday Juma’at service at the State House Mosque, Presidential Villa, Abuja.



The governors who met President Buhari behind closed-door were Abubakar Bello of Niger, Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe, Yahaya Bello, Kogi, Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano, Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna, Jibrilla Bindo, Adamawa and Simeon Lalong, Plateau State.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Governor Ganduje of Kano State claimed that the coming together of the seven governors was coincidence and not for any purpose.


Ganduje said, “We are seven in number here but we came separately not for any purpose but after the Friday prayers, we decided to say hello to Mr. President. Is just coincidence that we met in the Mosque and some joined us later and we decided to go to greet him.”


When asked on the best way forward of resolving the Fulani herdsmen crisis with farmers in the country, the governor said, “The president met with stakeholders from the affected states and I think a suggestion has been put forward by the Minister of Agriculture concerning the colony and I think eventually that is the answer.”

But Governor El-Rufai interjected when Ganduje was asked his response if people insinuate that the meeting was all about 2019, saying they wanted Buhari to contest the 2019 presidential election.

El-Rufai said, “We are politicians and those of us you see here want the President to contest the 2019 election, we have no apologies for that. We believe in Mr. President we want him to continue running the country in the right direction. People can speculate about 2019 we have no apologies.”

On whether those speculating that the meeting was about the election were right, he said, “Whether they are right or wrong is besides the point. Everybody is entitled to its own opinion but as governors, and most of us here with the exception of Yobe Governor are first time governors, we are interested in the continuity and stability and we want the president to continue with that.

“Like our leader the governor of Kano said, we just happen to be here by coincidence and we went to pray and decided to felicitate with the President and we feel satisfied that anytime we see him, he is getting better and better.”

When also asked whether he directed police to stop workers marching to government house on Thursday to protest the alleged sack of about 21,000 teachers in Kaduna State, he said the right to protest was guaranteed in the constitutional and that he was not in the state that day.

He said, “I did not direct the police to stop the workers, I was not even in Kaduna. For me the right to protest is guaranteed in the constitution providing you don’t go violent and you don’t violate any laws.

“I think the concerns of the police is because of the precarious situation in the country particularly in Kaduna made it unsuitable to have such protest. And the last time they did such a thing they attacked the State House of Assembly, a legislator for which they have filed criminal charges.

“So this is the concern, the concern is break down of law and order and not protest or strike. They are free to do so but it will not change our position.”

The governor ruled out the possibilities of recalling the sacked teachers and said that the state government had made provisions for their severance package.

According to him, “There is nothing to step back on. Is a well thought out position we took one and half years before we made the decision and we will not change it.

“We have announced that in line with the public service rule, we will pay three months severance pay and we have provided incentives for those that are retiring to go through the retirement training. Those that are interested in farming we have the reserve land available and for those that want to go into trade, we have micro credit to support them but they are not suitable as teachers they can do other things and the government will do other things to support them.”


https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/2019-7-northern-govs-meet-buhari-behind-closed-door/amp/

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by olasco18(m): 3:59pm On Jan 12
mynd4, front page oooo....does buhari really wanted to contest fr second term or wat....cuz ayam nt understanding

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by 4reala(m): 4:08pm On Jan 12
Maybe they are planning to cause another diversion of Nigerians attention.
Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by aolawale025: 4:14pm On Jan 12
Bello would be there! Their boy boy

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by uwa1(m): 4:17pm On Jan 12
Short Hell-rufai with his short sense and wide mouth.... Who is asking for ur apology...

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by stonemasonn: 4:42pm On Jan 12
Plateau state! embarassed

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by dignity33: 4:49pm On Jan 12
Those 7 state can't make him president come 2019

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by kaorama(m): 5:02pm On Jan 12
Why Sokoto no follow?
Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by baralatie(m): 5:24pm On Jan 12
did el rufai had to make a statement!
ahn ahn

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Blackfire(m): 5:31pm On Jan 12
There discussion.

1. Boko haram.
2.fulani carnage of savagery, and how to perfect it to more carnage.
3.issues affecting next years election.
4.how to appoint another mallam to juicy post.

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Judolisco(m): 5:33pm On Jan 12
Tell kogi governor to pay iz workers

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by NaoSlay: 5:47pm On Jan 12


shocked


What could be the essence of this meeting?

All are Fulani loyalist.


I hope he is not thinking of removing Miyetti Allah leader?

if not.....

Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by tribalistseun: 5:47pm On Jan 12
They're planning on how to grab power from the Southerners
Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by dontbothermuch: 5:48pm On Jan 12
smiley

I heard buhari said he will restructure Nigeria, after we have voted him for second term.

But why nairaland no get this smiley wey Twitter get sef?

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by XBLadez: 5:48pm On Jan 12
Terrorists!

They're planning how to empower the Fulani herdsmen and re-strategizing their attack methods.

Thunder scatter Buhari. Amen!

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Nnemuka: 5:49pm On Jan 12
Fools... Planning for 2019 when 2018 is just starting.
You don't know if you will see next month.
May same fate that befell benue indigenes be your fate mr presidiot.
Who would vote for you? the East, west, or North central? keep making plans we are waiting.

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by oka4ugoo: 5:49pm On Jan 12
Whether behind close doors or open doors...

The worst mistake APC would make is to field Buhari as their Presidential candidate come 2019.

On another hand, the worst mistake Nigerian would make again is to vote for PDP come 2019, reason being that PDP go take the first 4 years to right the wrong of APC.

I now ask, is Nigeria cursed or are Nigerian the cause of their problems?

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by datopaper(m): 5:49pm On Jan 12
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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Aieboocaar(m): 5:49pm On Jan 12
An incompetent, animalistic, daft, slow, unrepentant gworo-chewing, cocck-sucking dullard from the tribe of daura chasing rats while his house burns!!!

He will be disgraced come 2019... the electorates are wiser now!!!

MY PVC IS MY POWER!!!

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by three: 5:50pm On Jan 12
The President and his men's priorities are clear to all.

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by bugidon(m): 5:52pm On Jan 12
Heartless people
Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Pavore9: 5:52pm On Jan 12
“The president met with stakeholders from the affected states and I think a suggestion has been put forward by the Minister of Agriculture concerning the colony and I think eventually that is the answer.”.....Let them restrict their colony up North. Israel is about two-thirds desert, with little grazing land but Israeli cow is global leader in milk yields and they want us to believe that it is either their medieval ways or human lives! angry

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Thickcok01: 5:52pm On Jan 12
All hail my PVC

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Alphasoar(m): 5:52pm On Jan 12
"Ganduje said, “We are seven in number here but we came separately not for any purpose but after the Friday prayers, we decided to say hello to Mr. President. Is just coincidence that we met in the Mosque and some joined us later and we decided to go to greet him.”

That statement don't seem to hold water here.

Go and find your voters card everybody!!!

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Snow02(m): 5:53pm On Jan 12
nothing will come out of it that's for sure
Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Blackfire(m): 5:53pm On Jan 12
More tears in the coming weeks....


A storm is coming..
Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by slimfit1(m): 5:53pm On Jan 12
Well Nigerian press ask stupid questions all the time.

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by kingdenny(m): 5:54pm On Jan 12
This man will not respect himself and retire to his village.
His first tenure was failure

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Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by Xano(m): 5:54pm On Jan 12
Interesting

Evil prevail when good people are quiet(indifferent).

Judgement would be due on all who do(help) evil prevail.

We should use our PVC and defend our votes; our kids deserve a better future.
Re: Buhari Meets With 7 Northern Governors Behind Closed-Door by kolafolabi(m): 5:54pm On Jan 12
Meeting the President on weekly basis.. Yet no result shown.. This country is messed up big time.. The person that suppose to be enjoying his retirement is the one leading this country..

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