President Muhammadu Buhari was invited to the just concluded G7 conference in Germany were according to reports he was told to come with his wish list. The president promptly honoured the offer and was proudly seen among world leaders in a photo-op that got social media agog.
Despite the beautiful pictures, what is more pertinent is what the group of most powerful countries had to offer Nigeria after Buhari’s visit. We decided to look at the “Leaders Declaration” which is the official communique of the summit to find out what was in it for Nigeria. Here is what we saw;
On fighting terrorism and its financing
We reaffirm our commitment to defeating this terrorist group and combatting the spread of its hateful ideology. We stand united with all countries and regions afflicted by the brutal terrorist acts, including Iraq, Tunisia and Nigeria whose leaders participated in our discussions at Schloss Elmau
On supporting African partners
We welcome the strengthening of democratic institutions and the growing economic opportunities across Africa, and note this progress under challenging circumstances across the continent, including progress in establishing stability in Somalia and a largely peaceful democratic transition in Nigeria. We reiterate our continued commitment to support African partners in addressing challenges to security, governance and stability, including in Mali, Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Nigeria and most recently Burundi.
You can get the communique here
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