Buhari Reiterates Nigeria’s Commitment To Promote Peace, Harmony In W/Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to promote peace and harmony in West Africa.

He made the assertion after former President Goodluck Jonathan briefed him on the face-off between Mali and Cote D’Ivoire, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The face-off emanated from the detention of 49 Ivorien soldiers by Mali for “unlawful entry’’, Three of them, females, have been released, leaving 46 others still in detention in Mali.

Cote D’Ivoire has condemned the act as hostage taking’, threatening to take action.

The development led to the intervention by ECOWAS leaders as advocated by the ECOWAS Special Envoy on the situation in Mali, ex-President Jonathan.

Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina quoted Buhari as pledging an initiative by Nigeria to immediately resolve the impasse, as the president also presided over the virtual meeting of Federal Executive Council FEC where it approved the signing of a Bilateral Air Services Agreement between Nigeria and Kuwait.