President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the recent happenings in Mali which involved a military coup d’etat that led to overthrow of the government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Tuesday, August 17.
In a statement posted on his Twitter handle on Thursday August 20, President Buhari called out for all hands to be on deck for the restoration of Mali to its civil administration.
The tweet reads;
“The events in Mali are great setbacks for regional diplomacy, with grave consequences for the peace and security of West Africa. It is time for the unconstitutional ‘authority’ in Mali to act responsibly and ensure restoration of constitutional order, peace and stability.
“Nigeria strongly supports the efforts of ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahamadou Issoufou, for wider regional and continental consultations with ECOWAS, the AU and the UN, and the adoption of strong measures to bring speedy resolution to the situation.
”A politically stable Mali is paramount and crucial to the stability of the sub-region. We must all join efforts, ECOWAS, the AU, the UN and other stakeholders, and work together until sanity returns to Mali with the restoration of Civil Administration.”