President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the role played by the international committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the release of the 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls, urging it to sustain humanitarian interest in Nigeria. 
 
A statement by Special Adviser to the president (Media and Publicity) Femi Adesina said President Buhari expressed his readiness to continue talks with the Boko Haram insurgent group.
 
President Buhari said Nigeria’s biggest problem was perhaps the issue of over two million Internally Displaced Persons.

Meanwhile the former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar says the only solution to the country's myriad of challenges is for citizens to unite and pursue collective solution to the problems.
 
He spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital after a courtesy visit to Governor Ibikunle Amosun over the weekend.
 
General Abdulsalami Abubakar cautioned political leaders to avoid making frivolous promises to the people in the face of the prevailing difficulties.