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Gowon Meets Tinubu In Villa, Speaks On Alleged Rejection Of ECOWAS Invitation



Gowon Meets Tinubu In Villa, Speaks On Alleged Rejection Of ECOWAS Invitation

General Yakubu Gowon has urged Nigerians to give more time to the administration of President Bola Tinubu towards resolving the various challenges confronting the country.

He added that it was too early in the life of the administration to begin to resolve all the inherited crises in different sectors.

Gowon said this after a meeting with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday in Abuja.

Addressing the media, he said: “Well, I was telling him that no Nigerian leader that gets there and will not have all the reports of what is being said about him.

“But certainly, there’s no doubt from what one hears and what one sees in the various media. I think the government is trying its best to deal with the various problems in the country.

“Don’t you worry, you will get criticised, but people who get there know better than you know. I think all that one can say is that, Nigerians, we’ve got to give the President time to get things really done. And it is too early to say that an absolute result, perfect result will be achieved now.”

Gowon further revealed that his meeting with the President also centred on the issue of the challenges facing the ECOWAS subregions, adding that it must be settled amicably.

“Being the surviving leader, or founding fathers of the ECOWAS, I think we had to discuss some of his plans in order to see what can be done to bring the matter under control,” Gowon said.

He debunked claims on social media that he refused to attend an event organised by ECOWAS, adding that this was probably due to miscommunication.

“I think there was a miscommunication, but then it gave the opportunity to the President to call me so that we can discuss what I was to do,” he stated.

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