Nigeria: VP represents Buhari on six-nation ECOWAS High Level Mission to B/Faso

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent President Muhammadu Buhari on the six-nation ECOWAS High Level Mission due to visit Burkina Faso Wednesday to push for the reinstatement of Interim President Michel Kafando.

A presidency statement obtained by PANA here said the Vice President and the leaders of Benin, Ghana, Niger, Senegal and Togo would meet in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, Wednesday.

PANA reports that the decision to send the High Level Mission was taken at Tuesday's one-day Extraordinary Summit of the regional bloc ECOWAS in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

The six leaders would will be accompanied to Burkina Faso by their country's military chiefs

Burkina Faso was plunged into a fresh crisis following the 17 Sept. 2015 toppling of the interim government by soldiers of the presidential guard, just weeks before the country was due to hold general elections.
-0- PANA SEG 23Sept2015

23 september 2015 09:51:15

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