Presidency: Nigeria’s Security Ties With Niger, Chad, Others Yielding Results


Deji Elumoye in Abuja 

The Presidency has expressed satisfaction with the existing bilateral relationship between Nigeria and its neigbours, confirming that such ties have helped tremendously, especially in the areas of tackling border insecurity, illegal arms import, and smuggling. 

Presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu disclosed this Thursday in Niamey, Niger Republic shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a major road named after him in the state capital. 

He said President Buhari on assumption of office in May, 2015, opened up strong dialogue with neighbouring countries like Niger, Benin, Chad, and Cameroon, an approach, which has resulted in positive diplomatic ties of mutual interest to those countries. 

According to him: “President Buhari has strong respect for our neigbours, and he understands the essence of neigbourliness. Before this administration, some of these countries complained that they were not even being talked to by Nigerian…

Source: Thisday Newspaper