ECOWAS: Nigeria will support consolidation of democracy, says Buhari

Nigeria within the limits of resources her best the consolidation of democracy in West African countries, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged.

The President spoke Thursday at State House, Abuja, while playing host to President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, who was on a one-day official visit to Nigeria.





“We are keeping tabs on situations in countries that elections ahead. We know the countries that are calm and the ones where been unfortunate casualties. We always support those who elections ahead, so that things can go smoothly,” said.

Burkina Faso holds legislative elections in November, this year.

President Kabore, who chairs the Economic, Trade and Liberalization Scheme of ECOWAS, said he was in Nigeria to discuss crucial sub-regional issues with .



These include the convening of a joint commission Nigeria and Burkina Faso, reported trade difficulties among Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Benin, and Niger Republic, and the way forward.

President Kabore commended for what he “strong and support” displayed by the Nigerian leader in his capacity as Chairman of COVID-19 response in West Africa.

“I must also applaud your strong against terrorism in the sub-region,” the Burkinabe Leader said.






On the situation in Mali, he expressed hope that the summit held in Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday, would yield positive results, stressing: “We need cohesion all over West Africa.”