President Goodluck Jonathan met with the immediate past governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
The meeting was the first since Sanusi became the Emir of Kano.
Sanusi was one of the Northern traditional rulers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, who joined Jonathan in the breaking of Ramadan fast.
The former CBN governor led others in a special prayer for peace during the short event held at the President’s residence.
The President later went round to shake hands with all the traditional rulers in attendance, including Sanusi.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers at the occasion, the Sultan condemned the twin bomb blasts that rocked Kaduna State on Wednesday and other terrorists attacks in the country.
Stressing that the terrorists and their sponsors have no Islamic agenda, he declared that are enemies of humanity.
The Sultan urged the President to find time in the future to meet with them so as to discuss issues of national importance.
President Jonathan, at the occasion, immediately granted the Sultan’s request.
Jonathan, in turn, urged the traditional rulers to work with his administration in order to end insurgency in the country.
He noted that the situation could have been worse if not for prayers. He therefore called for more prayers in that direction as he expressed confidence that Nigeria will overcome the challenges.
“It could have been worse than this if not for prayers. We will surely get over it. We are doing our best to ensure we end this situation and with the support of Nigerians, we shall surely overcome,” he stated.