by Stanley Azuakola
The ‘Save Democracy’ tour of Northern governors landed today in Sokoto state, where 4 governors – Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano and Sule Lamido of Jigawa held a closed door meeting after which they visited Nigeria’s former president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari at his Sama Road residence.
The governor of Niger, Babangida Aliyu, was absent on this leg of the tour.
After their meeting, the governors gave no details to the press on what was discussed at the meeting.
As the visiting governors were about leaving Sokoto, they were asked by journalists to comment on their meeting. The Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido simply said that said they were in the state to consult with eminent Nigerians on Nigeria’s many problems and challenges.
“Just as we have visited other states in the recent past, the same thing brought us to Sokoto to fine tune ways and find solutions to the country’s multiple problems,” he explained. He also said, “you know Nigeria’s fundamental problem lies on security challenges which we are working round the clock to tackle so that it can be overcome.”