Former Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, has been appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as Special Envoy to Mali.
Jonathan is to mediate in the crisis bedvelling the nation.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, in a statement by Ikechukwu Eze, Media Adviser to Jonathan.
The letter of appointment which was signed by Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission, partly read : “Given your position as the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the great role and contributions your tenure offered to the maintenance of peace, security and stability in our region, I have the honour, in consultation with the Chair of the Authority, H.E. Issoufou Mahamadou, President of the Republic of Niger, to communicate to you, the decision to appoint you as ECOWAS Special Envoy for the sociopolitical crisis in Mali.”
According to Eze, the former president assured the Commission that he would wield his experience in resolving the crisis.
“Speaking ahead of his scheduled departure for Bamako on Wednesday, Dr. Jonathan promised to do his best to ensure that the mission achieves the desired result,” the statement read.
According to the statement, Jonathan thanked “President Muhammadu Buhari for the support of the Nigerian Government, including providing an aircraft and other logistics needed to make the assignment successful.”
Among other things, the ex president is to ensure that all warring parties are reconciled for the greater good of the country.