The Nigerian President,Goodluck Jonathan has departed the country on an official visit to the United Kingdom and France.
The Nigerian President’s trip according to insider sources is not unconnected with the current war in Mali spearheaded by France with the support of international forces and the African Union.
Part of the agenda of the trip is the way forward on the war in Mali as France is planning to pull out its troops in March,leaving the AU and Malian troops to contain the tuareg’s war against the government.
The meeting will afford the President of France,Francois Hollande & British Prime Minister,David Cameroon to align strategies with the Nigerian President as the leading country in West Africa and also the leading contributor of African based troops to the ongoing onslaught against Islamist militants in Mali.
The trip also led the postponement of Nigeria’s weekly Executive Government’s meeting, the Federal Executive Council, FEC chaired by the President which was scheduled to hold today,Wednesday in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.