President Buhari stresses need for peace in Benin Republic


Nigeria's President Buhari, right, and his visitor, President Talon of Benin Republic.

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja stressed the importance of peace in neighbouring Benin Republic.

Speaking at an audience with the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, at the State House, the Nigerian leader emphasised the imperative of good neighbourliness, while pledging Nigeria’s support towards efforts to re-establish political stability in her western neighbour.

A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said visiting President Talon, who came to congratulate President Buhari on his re-election and successful inauguration, also briefed the Nigerian leader on the current political situation in his country.

In a related development, President Buhari Thursday received a Sudanese delegation led by Lt-Gen. Jamal-Eddin Omer Ibrahim, Head of the Security and Defence Committee, which came to brief him on the political situation in the north-eastern African country.

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