The ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, President Muhammadu Buhari, Supports Guinea Bissua's Election

In his capacity as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, President Muhammadu Buhari, in response to an urgent request for assistance by the government of Guinea Bissau graciously approved support for the country's election process, including 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five (Toyota) Hilux, two light trucks and $500,000, the Presidency said in a statement by Buhari's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.

The President directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to undertake an urgent mission as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau in company with the ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou.

The Presidency said Buhari made the donations in response to an "urgent request" by Guinea Bissau to support the electoral process in the small West African country.

The Presidency added that Onyeama was given another task to "undertake a mission to Cotonou, Benin Republic, to deliver a personal message to President Patrice Talon from President Buhari".