BreakingNews 27/11/16 - Buhari: We remain committed to South Sudan peace

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called for stronger commitment to the implementation of the peace process in South Sudan. Buhari assured that the Federal Government would remain steadfast in ensuring that South Sudan regains stability.


 The president spoke at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja while receiving the letter of credence of South Sudan Ambassador Mr Paul Malong Akaro.


 He observed that delay in implementing the peace accord had affected the development of South Sudan despite the lofty potentials for growth.


 Buhari said: "I was a little disappointed with the subsequent developments in your country. I was hoping that we can move forward and develop the great potentials of your country after the peace accord. The African Union will continue to hold your leaders to account in implementing the peace process. And the leaders should be able to accommodate one another for the good of your people."


 President Buhari maintained that the peace process would be most effective when accepted and implemented by South Sudan's leaders without external interventions.


 In his remarks, Akaro said the government of national unity in South Sudan was still committed to the peace process in the country.


‘‘We know that the only way we can achieve stability and development is to implement the peace process. We are grateful for your support,’’ he said.


 Buhari, who also received the letter of credence of the Ambassador of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic Mr. Malainine Sadik-Bachir, said Nigeria would continue to support the country as it strives to realize its goals of development.


 "You can be assured that Nigeria will remain steadfast in her support for Saharawi Arab DemocraticRepublic. We will continue to do our best for you,’’ the president said.


*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

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