Nigeria, Niger Remain Best Neigbours – Buhari - Mc Ebisco

Nigeria, Niger Remain Best Neigbours – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday explained how the Niger Republic has been able to coexist peacefully across our shared border and remain the best neighbour with Nigeria.

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari disclosed this in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic, at the launch of the French version of his biography, Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria.

Buhari stated the relationship between the two countries is a true one, marked by shared history, values and tradition.

He said, ‘‘No wonder our people are able to coexist peacefully across our shared border, which spans over 1500 kilometres, and we remain the best of brothers and neighbours.

“It gives me great pleasure to note that President Bazoum has taken active steps to consolidate those fraternal bonds since assuming leadership in April last year.

“Mr President has undoubtedly championed the expansion of frontiers of cooperation between our two countries and fostered an environment of mutual trust, further underscoring the importance that Niger attaches to the strategic nature of our relations.

“It is within this context that I find it auspicious that Mr President dedicated time and resources to translate into the French language, a book chronicling my modest life.”