Buhari assures Burundi of Nigeria’s support

Buhari assures Burundi of Nigeria’s support

By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will support Republic of Burundi in diverse ways as necessary, saying this will be in the spirit of African solidarity and brotherliness,


The president gave the assurance on Tuesday at State House, Abuja, when he received the Special Envoy of President Evariste Ndayishimiye, who came with a message.


The Minister of Finance, Budget, and Economic Planning of Burundi, Mr Audace Niyonzima said that his President sent goodwill for the New Year to Nigerians and President Buhari.


He also wished the country well in general elections scheduled for February and March this year.


“We pray that the polls would be peaceful and successful, so that Nigeria would maintain her reputation as a bastion of peace and stability,” the special envoy said.


On request for assistance in the area of energy provision, particularly fuel, by the Burundi leader, Buhari said that he could understand the negative situation if a country suffered from energy shortage.


He, therefore, promised that he would get the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to look into the request.


Buhari said that he was looking forward to the polls and his retirement, since he had satisfied the constitutionally required two terms to be in office.

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