Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari monday met behind closed doors with 16 Catholic bishops under the aegis of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria.
The meeting which started at about 9p.m. was held inside the First Lady’s Conference Hall at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari was joined at the meeting by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, among other aides.
President of the Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, who is also the Archbishop of Jos, led the group to the president.
Other members of the delegation were the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan; Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah; Archbishop of Benin City, Augustine Akubeze; Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Godfrey Onah; Felix Alaba Job, Anthony Obina; Valerian Okeke; Gabriel Abegunrin; Matthew Ndagoso; Lucius Ugorji; William Ayenya; John Nyiring; Camilius Umoh; Ralph Madu; and John Okoye.