In spite of the current hardships confronting the country, Nigeria will not shirk its responsibility to other African nations, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured.
He spoke yesterday at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja while receiving the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Guinea-Bissau, Mr. Modibo Toure.
While decrying the lingering political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, President Buhari appealed to political leaders in that country to embrace unity and avoid acts that could plunge the nation into further crisis.
He urged them to accept responsibility for leadership to stabilise the West African nation, noting that it is the country’s political leaders, not outsiders that would effectively resolve the political crisis in the country.
The president assured the visiting envoy that Nigeria would welcome increased support from ECOWAS and the United Nations to stabilise Guinea-Bissau and prevent the breakdown of law and order.
Earlier, Toure had requested Nigeria to use her clout in the regional bloc, ECOWAS, to break the deadlock in his country Guinea-Bissau, warning that the country faced a very bleak future if it continued without a functioning government.