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21 Mar 2018

Details of ex-VP Sambo’s meeting with Buhari emerge

Former vice president Namadi Sambo was summoned to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on some issues related to power and transport sectors.

A source told Daily Nigerian on Tuesday night ​that ​Sambo was at the Presidential Villa at the instance of the president, against speculations that he sought audience to see the president.

“Sambo was the chairman of the National Council on Privatisation, alternate chairman of Presidential Action Committee on Power”, the source said.

“He also coordinated a number of committees related to power sector reform and transportation. You may recall that Namadi Sambo had briefed Osinbajo on similar issues last year.

“President Buhari is keen on attaining the 10,000mw target in the next three years, and he wanted to take some key decisions in the power and transport sector.

“The president also takes the issue of rail transport serious. Since he is not derailing from the previous administration’s roadmap, he sought to hear from Namadi Sambo before taking the decisions,” he added.

The meeting, which was held inside the President’s office, lasted about 25 minutes.

Sambo was former President Goodluck Jonathan’s deputy.

He arrived the Presidential Villa at about 12:00noon and left the premises at about 12.30pm.

“It was a private meeting,” Sambo told State House correspondents as he approached his waiting car.

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