President Muhammadu Buhari will participate in a special meeting of ECOWAS in Ghana on Sunday.
The meeting will deliberate on the political situation in Mali.
This was after former President Goodluck Jonathan visited President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said Jonathan briefed Buhari on the political development in the Republic of Mali.
He said that was the subject of the parley between the Head of the ECOWAS Mediation Team, former President Jonathan, and President Buhari.
Adesina added that the President repeated his earlier assertion that whatever Nigeria would do on the Mali situation would be done within the ambit of ECOWAS.
In a separate statement earlier issued on Thursday, Buhari, who also received a Special Envoy from Col. Assimi Goita, the Transitional President of Mali, promised that Nigeria would do her level best for the sister country, within the requirements of ECOWAS.
Col. Abdoulaye Maiga, Mali’s Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, led a team, which briefed President Buhari on Conclusions from the National Conference on State-Rebuilding, held in Bamako, December 27-30, 2021.
Responding to the comprehensive briefing, the President said nobody could love Mali more than Malians themselves, counselling that everyone should work within the tenets of ECOWAS to restore constitutional order to the West African country at the shortest possible time.
“I am pleased you have briefed the ECOWAS Chairman too,’’ said President Buhari. “Nigeria will work within ECOWAS limitations to assist Mali. Every country has its issues. We fought our own Civil War before, so we may not know the totality of the internal politics of each country. But we will make as much sacrifice as we can for Mali, within ECOWAS requirements.”