Nigeria’s Border Closure: Burkina Faso President, Kabore visits Buhari



on Friday held a closed–door with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Kabore, who arrived the presidential villa at about 3.10p.m, received at the forecourt of the villa by President Buhari.

NAN reports that though the agenda of the between the Nigerian leader and the visiting president unknown, the two leaders are expected to deliberate on some regional and continental matters including the Nigeria’s border land closure.

NAN reports that the of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government had on Feb. 9 constituted a committee, headed by President Kabore of Burkina Faso, to study and a full report on Nigeria’s land border closure with her neighbours.

The decision to set up the committee, according to Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s , agreed Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at an extraordinary session of ECOWAS leaders convened on the margins of the 33rd AU Summit to discuss the issue and other pressing regional matters.

Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, told journalists after the three-hour closed door session that the was attended by President Buhari and chaired ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic.(NAN)