President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in the second virtual extraordinary summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) on the sociopolitical situation in Mali.
The summit is being attended by all Presidents in the region alongside the ECOWAS President, Jean Claude Kassi Brou.
The discussions are expected to centre around finding a lasting solution to the political instability in Mali.
Physically present at the Executive Council chamber of the State House where President Buhari is joining the summit from include the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyema and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada.
Others are the Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Magashi; Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar.
Recall that President Ibrahim Keita was ousted recently by the Junta who have insisted on a Military rule for three years after which it would return the country to civilian rule.
Efforts by the ECOWAS to talk with the Junta for a civilian rule ended in deadlock.