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Chibok girls: FG replies Obasanjo: you don't need President's clearance to engage Boko Haram

Source: pointblanknews.com

The Co- ordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, yesterday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo does not need any clearance from President Goodluck Jonathan before engaging in dialogue with the Boko Haram sect over the abduction of the Chibok school girls.

He said the Federal Government will be happy to get suggestions from Nigerians on how to secure the release of the girls.

Omeri, who spoke in Abuja at the daily briefing, said he wondered why Obasanjo's would be waiting for any formal clearance from President Goodluck Jonathan when, in actual sense, he had unfettered access to him(Jonathan).

Omeri, who expressed surprise at the development said “the government has not stopped any individual who has access to the sect not to come forward and intervene in this matter.