President Buhari and his predecessor in office, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, met on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to discuss the ongoing political situation in Mali.
Former President Jonathan is Special Envoy and ECOWAS mediator to the West African country.
The president used the occasion to call on the actors in the matter to come together for the peace and unity of the country.
According to President Buhari: “A situation where most parts of the country are in the hands of insurgents calls for a consensus and restoration of peace, not a further escalation of the crisis.”
Former President Jonathan had briefed the president on the current situation in Mali after meeting with the key political actors ahead of the meeting of ECOWAS leaders under the chairmanship of President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
He added that the meeting of the regional leaders was necessary to urgently find an acceptable solution to the current impasse in the West African nation.