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Guinean crisis: Nigerian President Yar adua commends Compaore

Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua has thanked  visiting President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaore for his untiring efforts toward addressing the Guinean problem.

“President Compaore, who is the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediator and facilitator for the crisis in Guinea, came for a consultation meeting regarding the situation in Guinea,” President Yar adua  told reporters on Monday

“And in the course of that meeting, he has come to consult with me as chairman of ECOWAS and we have had very fruitful discussions,” he said, “He outlined his plans and I am confident that what he is doing will achieve our desired objectives, by the grace of God.”

Earlier, Compaore said he had already held consultative meetings with all the stakeholders in the Guinean crisis and had come to brief Yar’Adua as the chairman of ECOWAS.

“I have been able to establish dialogue among them and bring stability to the country,” he said.

“Following my meetings with the stakeholders of both the government and the opposition, I have been able to intimate the ECOWAS chairman about how far we have gone; I was able to give him how we intend to proceed and achieve our objectives,” he added.