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FG identifies with Sahrawi people on self-rule bid

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The Federal Government has backed the people of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in their quest for independence from Morocco.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the pledge yesterday during an audience with his visiting SADR counterpart, Brahim Ghali, at the State House, Abuja, stated that Nigeria’s position was in line with the resolutions of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) on the issue.

He said: “Nigeria remains committed to supporting the efforts of the AU and the UN towards finding a lasting solution to the Sahrawi problem.”

Ghali, who congratulated Buhari on his re-election and the successful celebration of the country’s Democracy Day, noted that the weight of Nigeria’s support remains crucial to the final resolution of the “continued colonisation of my people.”

The most populous black nation recognised SADR on November 11, 1984 when the president was then military ruler.

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