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Mali Crisis: Vice President Osinbajo Departs Nigeria For Ghana To Attend ECOWAS Summit

16 Sep 2020

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), will be in Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the political crisis in Mali.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Tuesday.

According to Akande, Osinbajo, who is representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the summit, will join other leaders in the sub-region to discuss the political crisis in Mali and the security situation in the sub-region at large.

The Accra meeting will form part of several efforts by leaders in the sub-region to resolve Mali’s political crisis.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

“While in Accra, the vice president will also meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana to discuss issues bothering on their wellbeing in the West African country,” the statement stated.

Accompanying the vice president is the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb Zubairu Dada.

Osinbajo is expected back in Abuja today at the end of his engagements in Ghana.