President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the lack of progress and worsening security and humanitarian situation in Libya.
PMB revealed this at the African Union Peace And Security Council Summit on Situations in Libya and the Sahel in Addis Ababa.
According to Buhari, despite the amazing efforts by this Council and the entire African Union, the bad effect of the conflict on the Libyan people, neighbours, the Sahel and the Lake Chad regions is still very alarming.
He then asked for urgent action to be taken in the interest of the Libyan people, the region and Africa.
His words, “Nigeria joins in the urgent call for a new and fresh approach that truly reflects the paramount interests of the Libyan people, the region and the continent in general.
“We condemn strongly all forms and manifestations of external interference in Libya including the evident presence of mercenaries and call for strict implementation of the arms embargo.
“It is more worrisome that the international community is divided across as some external powers, continue to interfere and provide military support to different armed groups and militias.”
“We should also bear in mind the horrific situation of many African migrants caught up in the crisis.
“We are witnesses to the recently agreed ceasefire after the outbreak of hostilities due to renewed attacks by the so-called Libyan National Army to forcefully takeover Tripoli.”
“For emphasis, Nigeria reaffirms that the AU must play a constructive role in this process in line with the Decision of our 32nd AU Assembly.
“In this respect, Nigeria welcomes the outcome of the AU High Level Committee Meeting held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on 30 January 2020, which sets out a comprehensive roadmap for Africa to play active roles in the Libyan peace process.
“We would continue to work towards the success of ongoing regional efforts to address the challenges of terrorism, violent extremism and transnational organised crime.”