President Muhammadu Buhari has told his Benin counterpart, President Patrice Talon that Nigeria will continue to work with its neighbours on the importance of good neighbourliness.
The President stated this on Tuesday in Abuja when President Talon of the Republic of Benin, paid him an official visit.
He recalled that on the assumption of office for the first term in 2015, one of the very first steps he took was to visit neighbouring countries – Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin – all towards forging a common understanding on crucial issues, including security, trade and development.
President Talon disclosed that he was in Nigeria to show gratitude to President Buhari for the robust leadership he displays in Nigeria and Africa.
Noting that the challenges of 2020 were huge, he stressed that the same challenges may remain in 2021, “and the relationship between both nations as neighbours must, therefore, remain cordial.