President Buhari To Leave Nigeria To Ghana Following Mali Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari

On Sunday, 30 May, President Buhari will leave Abuja for Accra, Ghana to discuss the recent political crisis in Mali at an emergency Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS.

The meeting is held at the instance of the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of Government of ECOWAS and President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo as stated in a statement released by the Special Adviser to the President of the Media and Publishing Authority, Femi Adesina.

The statement reads;

”Prior to the Extraordinary Summit, the President had met with the Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator in Mali, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who briefed him on the latest developments in the country following his meeting with key political actors in the West African country.

As the situation in Mali continues to evolve, Nigeria had condemned the May 24 military coup, the subsequent detention of the president and prime minister by soldiers, and called for the immediate and unconditional release of all civilian officials detained.” the statement in part read

Adesina further went on to say that Buhari will be leaving with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo, and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

Buhari is supposed to be back at the end of the one-day Summit.


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