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Goodluck Briefs President Buhari on Mali Crisis

Former President Goodluck Jonathan who is the Special ECOWAS Envoy and Mediator to Mali, met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on the recent developments in the West African Country
in Abuja.

Dr Goodluck Jonathan said that the current Malian Government has a civilian face.

‘The President has been sworn in, the Prime Minister, and Ministers too. The military has only four portfolios for serving officers, and the government has taken off. The Council, which will work like parliamentarians, will be inaugurated soon,’ Dr.Jonathan said. He added that President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana would formally provide information to West African leaders on the matter.

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President Buhari said that he was delighted that the situation in Mali is taking a positive turn especially since the intervention of the Economic Community of West African States.

‘We can’t do hop, step and jump like other developed nations of the world, but one is delighted at the successes recorded,’ President Buhari said.

Mali is currently being ruled by a transitional government under President Ndaw, the former defense minister of the State. The transitional government had assured the ECOWAS of handing over power within 12-18 months.

Femi Morgan

Photo Credit: Daily Post

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