Just a few days ago, Sierra Leone sought for military intervention from The Economic Community Of West African States ECOWAS as the country appeared to be in a brink of political upheaval after its elections.
The new President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, H.E. Julius Maada Bio has paid an official visit to Nigeria, one of Africa’s influential power broker and a regional hegemony to seek diplomatic assurance of military and logistic support.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja assured the new president of Sierra Leone, Julius Bio, of Nigeria’s support, as his work towards a stable and improved economy.
Receiving the Sierra Leonean leader at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari congratulated Mr Bio on his successful elections and the transitions that ushered in a new government in the country.
“We will continually stand by you to ensure stability in your country. We believe security in the West Coast region, Africa and the world should be a collective concern,’’ he said.
Mr Buhari said Nigeria had for long provided security support for the country, especially during the 11 years of civil war, and would continue to assist the forces on the ground to ensure the peace and stability needed for development.
President Buhari noted that he shared a lot in common with the Sierra Leonean president, which includes ruling the country as a former military general, contesting several elections as opposition and winning to face the challenges of security and an ailing economy.