- President Muhammadu Buhari has said being a representative of the people, one will not like to see them suffer
- The president said this when he met with the officials of ECOWAS Commission on Thursday, September 27
- President Buhari assured that Nigeria would always live up to its financial commitments to ECOWAS
President Muhammadu Buhari has been briefed in News York by the president of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Jean-Claude Brou, on Thursday, September 27.
President Buhari, who is the chairman of ECOWAS, was brought up to speed with developments in Guinea Bissau, which should hold elections soon, Premium Times report.
Legit.ng gathers that the president was also brought up to speed with developments in Togo, where constitutional reforms are in place, and which would hold parliamentary elections on December 20; as well as Mali, where the situation is still fragile, despite concluding presidential election recently.
President Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, stated that the president commended the work being done by ECOWAS.
President Buhari was quoted as saying: “It is always better to talk and resolve issues, rather than be confrontational. “If you represent a people, you won’t like to see them suffering.”
He assured that Nigeria would always live up to its financial commitments to the sub-regional body “since we don’t want to be big for nothing. We will always look for the money.”
President Buhari gave approval for Nigeria's foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Oyeama, to join the president of ECOWAS Commission on a special mission to deepen the peace process in Mali.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Thursday, September 27, met with President Muhammadu Buhari and briefed the latter on the attacks against Nigerian traders in Ghana.
This was disclosed by President Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, September 27.
The two leaders met in New York on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, during which President Buhari expressed delight that the attacks were being decisively taken care of.
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