It has been announced that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Bamako, the Republic of Mali, on a one-day visit on Thursday, 23rd of July, 2020.
This will be Buhari’s first trip out of Nigeria after Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 case on the 27th of February.
President Buhari’s last trip was on the 7th of February to attend the 33rd ordinary session of heads of state and government of the African Union Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The official statement by his special advisor on media and publicity, Femi Adeshina read;
“The Nigerian President and some ECOWAS leaders led by the chairman of the authority of heads of state and government of the sub-regional organization, President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic, agreed to meet in Mali to engage in further consultations towards finding a political solution to the crisis in the country,” the statement said.
“Host President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Presidents Machy Sall of Senegal, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire are expected to participate in the Bamako meeting.
“Jonathan was at the statehouse in the company of Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of ECOWAS Commission, on Tuesday to brief Buhari on the unfolding situation in Mali, necessitating the visit of ECOWAS leaders to consolidate on the agreements reached by various parties.”