President Muhammadu Buhari and Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have promised to unite to get rid of terrorism in parts of Africa.
Both leaders made this pledge in a statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Thursday.
According to Buhari, he and Abdel Fattah met at the Aswan Forum on Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa, happening in Egypt.
He said nations of the West African sub-region are already partnering to fight terrorism by setting up a multinational task force.
His words, ”Together with other West African leaders, we are working hard to ensure that terrorism is eradicated.
”It is also important that the conflicts in North of Africa particularly in Libya do not frustrate our efforts. We seek your cooperation in this regard.”
President Fattah also thanked PMB for honoring his invitation to partake in the gathering.
He added that he is also willing to merge with the Nigerian government to battle the evil of terrorism.
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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.
He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.
Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.
Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.