By Ismaila Chafe
The Chairperson of the African Union (AU), President Alpha Conde of Guinea on Friday initiated a phone call to President Muhammadu Buhari in London, to wish him good health and speedy recovery.
A statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, said that Conde called on behalf of leaders of member countries of the AU.
The AU chairperson assured the Nigerian president that all African leaders stood with him in prayers.
Buhari thanked Conde for the call, and congratulated him on his election as AU chairperson during the 28th Ordinary Summit of the continental body held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2017.
The Nigerian president, who could not attend the AU Summit, wished his Guinean counterpart a successful tenure.
Buhari also expressed confidence that Africa would witness improved political stability, security and economic growth during Conde’s tenure.
Some other leaders, including King Mohammed VI of Morocco, have had telephone conversations with Buhari.
King Mohammed VI and Buhari discussed the current stage of the Morocco-Nigeria Atlantic crude oil pipeline project.
The king thanked Buhari for Nigeria’s support in returning Morocco to the African Union and notified him of Morocco’s request to join the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS).
“The Moroccan king also expressed intention to make the Rabat-Abuja strategic partnership a framework for regular consultation and cooperation on African issues of mutual interest to both countries.”
President Donald Trump of United States also called President Buhari recently.
The Nigerian president is on vacation in London where he is also undergoing medical check. (NAN)