Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Saturday, were in a closed-door meeting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Pent House immediately after the governor arrived at 2.30 pm..
The meeting ended after one hour and the governor reportedly left at 3.30 pm.
Obasanjo’s Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday.
The statement titled, “Obasanjo Still Relevant For Consultations On Issues Of Governance And Challenges’, described the visit by Tambuwal as an unscheduled one.
The statement partly read, “After about an hour meeting behind closed doors with Obasanjo, the governor hinted that they had a successful parley and he was happy that the elder statesman was in high spirits despite the Covid-19 pandemic atmosphere.”
Akinyemi quoted Tambuwal as saying, “Baba is our leader and statesman. And it is always good for us to come around to see how he is doing, pay homage and consult him on very many issues of governance. That is why we have come this afternoon. And, we brought him the greetings and felicitations of the good people of Sokoto State.
“We shall continue to learn from him, drink from his wealth of experience and fountain of his knowledge and wisdom on issues of governance and challenges of today. We prayed that God Almighty shall continue to give him good health as I have met him today, and may he and all of us survive this Covid-19 pandemic.”