The former President said, “I don’t see anything wrong in that (Buhari meeting with Kanu). I would not object to that; if anything, I would encourage it.
“I would want to meet Kanu myself and talk to people like him, people of his age, (and ask) ‘What are your worries?’ Not only from the South-East but from all parts of Nigeria (sic).”
The former President, who was also the military head of state from 1976–1979, said economic development in the country was the only way to solve the various agitations across the country.
Obasanjo, who led the final offensive that brought the civil war to an end in 1970, said he had seen too many wars and it was time for Nigeria to move on.
I fought in that war and it was an unfortunate war and I said I had fought one war too many in Nigeria; I don’t want to see another.