Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan after both leaders met in Mali to engage in further consultations towards finding a political solution to the crisis in the West African nation.
Newspot recalls that Buhari and Jonathan met in Bamako, Mali on Thursday where they will confer with ECOWAS heads led by President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic.
Jonathan had on Tuesday briefed Buhari after his initial trip to Mali.
He visited the State House, Abuja, in the company of President of ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou.
Jonathan, Buhari, Presidents Machy Sall of Senegal, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire and ECOWAS Special Envoy are asking Mali President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, to step down.
The United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), African Union (AU), and ECOWAS, had condemned the government’s use of lethal force.
Reacting to the development, Fani-Kayode in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Friday, said he was glad to see Buhari and Jonathan working together on the Malian crisis.
He said: “I am glad to see that @MBuhari & @GEJonathan are working together on the Mali issue & that they are making progress.
“That is what building bridges is all about & putting Nigeria first.
“I sincerely hope that this joint approach to important issues will continue. Congrats to them both.”