President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The ongoing militancy in the Niger Delta was one of the issues discussed at the meeting.
Speaking with State House correspondents on his visit, Emmanuel said, “I’m still serving a state and the state is within the country and the President is the father of the whole country. I think it is part of my responsibility to let the President know from time to time how things are being done and how we are faring.
“We discussed some issues bothering on security and unfortunately everything discussed under security is covered.
On whether he made any request to the President, the governor added: “Not really a request but feedback, at times feedback could be more effective than request. Because feedback is necessary for further actions and the rest of things you want to do.
“But I also want to use this platform as well to say that we are all running one project which is project Nigeria. If we are running project Nigeria, all hands must be a deck to move the country to the level we all expect and dream of.
“I think that is the essence of the whole thing. And we must let everybody know that at this point, we must join hands together to work for the whole country and see what we can do both from the state to the federal government level to at least support the vision of making Nigeria reach where we want it to be.”