Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has met with President Muhammadu Buhari for discussions on the current situation in Mali.
Buhari received the former President Jonathan, who is a Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator to the Republic of Mali, in Aso Rock on Friday.
According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Jonathan had earlier met with the key political actors ahead of the meeting of ECOWAS leaders under the Chairmanship of President Nana Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana
He added that the meeting of the regional leaders was necessary to urgently find an acceptable solution to the current impasse in the West African nation.
While speaking at the meeting held at the State House, Abuja, Buhari called on the actors in the political crisis rocking the West African nation to come together for peace and unity.
Buhari said, “A situation where most parts of the country are in the hands of insurgents calls for a consensus and restoration of peace, not a further escalation of the crisis.”