Following the uproar that greeted the listing of Nigeria as a member of the Saudi Arabia-led alliance to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, the presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to make a decision on joining the coalition although he had been invited.
Speaking up on the issue, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on media and Publicity, Garba Shehu told Reuters news agency: “Nigeria has been formally invited to be a member of the alliance and President Buhari is looking into it,. A decision to join has not been taken yet. Nigeria is not in or out.”
There have been disagreements from some quarters over the inclusion of Nigeria in the coalition made up of mostly Islamic countries considering the ethno-religious diversity of the country.