Jonathan meets Buhari again over Mali: What they discussed
<!– Jonathan, left, briefs Buhari on Mali situation. Photo Sunday Aghaeze –>
By Nimot Adetola Sulaimon
This is contained in a press statement released by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
Buhari expressed delight that the Mali situation had calmed down considerably, following interventions by leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
“We can’t do hop, step and jump like other developed nations of the world, but one is delighted at the successes recorded,” the President said.
Giving updates, Jonathan said the mission given him by ECOWAS leaders was almost fully done, as a government with a largely civilian face has been inaugurated.
“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,” Jonathan said.
He added that the Chairman of ECOWAS, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana would formally brief West African leaders soon.
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