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Nigeria pledges support for Sahrawi Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated Nigeria’s support for the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), and their quest for self-determination and independence.

The Nigerian leader stressed that the country’s position is in line with the several resolutions of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) on such matter.

According to him, Nigeria remains committed to supporting the efforts of the AU and the UN towards finding a lasting solution to the Sahrawi problem.

Earlier, President Ghali had congratulated President Buhari on his re-election and the successful celebration of this year’s Democracy Day.

He commended Nigeria’s past support for SADR during President Buhari’s tenure as military Head of State, and the country’s support for liberation movements on the African continent.

The SADR leader said the weight of Nigeria’s support remained crucial to the final resolution of thecontinued colonisation of his people.

Nigeria recognised SADR on November 11, 1984 when General Buhari was Head of State.

The President of SADR, Brahim Ghali met with President Buhari in the State House on Thursday, where some critical issues on the independence of SADR were brought to fore.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu on Thursday met the Liberian President, George Weah in a closed door meeting which started around 10.35 GMT.

President Weah was in Abuja for the June 12th Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration alongside other African leaders.

Source: Voice of Nigeria