President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Thursday in Abuja that Nigeria will work with other ECOWAS member-nations and the international community to assist Burkina Faso in the conduct of free, credible and peaceful elections.
Speaking at an audience with Mr Rene Bagoro, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, President Buhari said that Nigeria will do all that it can to help in the achievement of successful elections in Burkina Faso on October 15.
“I am aware that ECOWAS is providing logistics support and some form of electoral assistance to Burkina Faso. Nigeria will provide its own support as soon as possible,’’ President Buhari assured Mr. Bagoro, who was in Abuja as a Special Envoy of the transitional President of Burkina Faso, Mr. Michel Kafando.
President Buhari also received Niger Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Aichatou Kane who delivered a special message from President Mahamadou Issoufou.
The message from the Nigerien leader and President Buhari’s discussion with the Foreign Minister focused on ongoing efforts to strengthen the Multinational Joint Task Force established to combat Boko Haram.