Babachir Lawal, Dogara Meet Governor Wike In Rivers

By Damilare Adeleye

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Saturday had a closed door meeting with Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike.

The meeting which was held at Wike’s country home in Rumueprikom, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, was unconnected with nation's politics ahead of 2023.

While speaking with journalists after the meeting, Dogara said their visit was in their quest and search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria.

“Everyone agrees with us that Governor Wike is one of those indispensable political leaders. For us, it is a search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria.

“So, we feel that as part of the agenda setting, we should meet with him and that is the reason why we are here. And for the rest, whatever it is, maybe in the future we can discuss that,” he said.

Similarly, Lawal explained that their mission was a brotherly visit to the governor of Rivers State.

“We came to visit our brother. He (Wike) is our brother. So, every now and then, the Bible enjoins you to visit one another. That is what we just did,” he said.

Lawal said the interaction with the Rivers State governor had no connection to the meeting of some northern leaders held in Abuja on Friday.

“No, there are many things that in the world for which you need to visit a brother, so it has nothing to do with our meeting in Abuja,” he said.