Rakiya Garba Karaye, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday called on West African leaders to exert pressure on the military leadership in Mali to ensure that the transition process in the country is not aborted.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued out by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity Malam Garba Shehu on June 19, 2021.
The President’s position is contained in his statement delivered at the 59th Ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS in Accra, Ghana.
The Nigerian leader spoke on the situation Mali, which was recently suspended from the regional bloc due to a military coup.
The Nigerian leader, therefore, appealed to the military leadership in Mali to understand the critical state of their country, which he described as being ”clearly under siege.”
President Buhari reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to the noble objectives of the Organisation.