Peace Mission: Buhari to embark on trip to Mali


President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday travel to Bamako, Republic of Mali, The Ravens has learnt.

This trip, which is a one-day visit hinged on finding a political solution to the crisis rocking Mali, follow a briefing by the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the country in person of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

This disclosure was contained in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson today in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari will Thursday depart for Bamako, Republic of Mali on a one-day visit, following the briefing by the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the country, former President Goodluck Jonathan.

“The Nigerian President and some ECOWAS leaders led by the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the sub-regional organisation, President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic, agreed to meet in Mali to engage in further consultations towards finding a political solution to the crisis in the country.

“Host President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Presidents Machy Sall of Senegal, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire are expected to participate in the Bamako meeting.

“Former President Jonathan was at the State House in company of President of ECOWAS Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, on Tuesday to brief President Buhari on the unfolding situation in Mali, necessitating the visit of ECOWAS leaders to consolidate on the agreements reached by various parties.”


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