President Muhammadu Buhari has said that only God can successfully oversee Nigeria’s border with the Republic of Niger.
President Buhari said this in Abuja while meeting with the former Vice President Namadi Sambo, who heads ECOWAS Election Mission to the West African country, as disclosed in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman on Tuesday, 22nd December 2020.
The President also applauded outgoing Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, for not attempting to tamper with the constitution of his country, and lengthen his stay in power after serving for the maximum two terms.
“I come from Daura, few kilometers to the Republic of Niger, so I should know a bit about that country. The President is quite decent, and we are regularly in touch. He is sticking to the maximum term prescribed by the Constitution of his country”.
“Also, we share more than 1,400 kilometers of border with that country, which can only be effectively supervised by God. I will speak with the President and offer his country our support. We need to do all we can to help stabilize the Sahel region, which is also in our own interest”.