Nigeria will Not Let You Down, Buhari Assures Guinea Bissau


Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said as the Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Contact Group on Guinea Bissau, he would do his best to ensure that the country did not relapse into crisis.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, said Buhari gave the assurance while receiving the Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau, Umar El-Mukhtar Sissoco-Embola, at the State House in Abuja.

The president expressed satisfaction on the gradual return of normalcy to the West African country.
Assuring the visiting Prime Minister of Nigeria’s continued support to political stability in Guinea Bissau, Buhari urged the leaders to work hard to reach a lasting solution to the political crisis in the country.

The president congratulated the new Prime Minister on his appointment and urged him to put the interest of the country and its people ahead of everything else.

In his remarks, Sissoco-Embola described  Buhari as his role model, adding that his country would continue to thank the government and people of Nigeria for standing by them in their moment of crisis.
He also pledged his country’s commitment to improved ties with Nigeria.