UN Rep Requests Nigeria’s Intervention In Guinea Bissau Crisis

UN Rep Requests Nigeria’s Intervention In Guinea Bissau Crisis

By Ogala Osoka | Staff Reporter on August 17, 2016
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammedu Buhari has requested that the political leaders in Guinea Bissau should hold on to peaceful practice and dissociate themselves of actions that could make the nation fall into further chaos.

While, Modibo Toure, the special representative of the UN secretary-general on Guinea Bissau was being received at the State House on Monday, August 15, 2016, as reported by The Sun, the president lamented the persistent political chaos in the country.

“They must accept responsibility for leadership to stabilize their own country,” the president had said.

He added that only the political leaders, and not outsiders, could resolve the political crises the country experienced.

He further stated that, in order to prevent a breakdown of law and order and also, in an effort to stabilize the country, Nigeria would welcome increased aid from ECOWAS and the United Nations.

Mr. Modibo Toure appealed that Nigeria made use of its influences in ECOWAS to free the its political gridlock.

Maintaining that Nigeria had an obligation to the West African nation, President Buhari said that “we will not shirk our responsibility, in spite of the hardship confronting us.”

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