The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria..
Onyeama, who stated this shortly after a close door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci, said the Beninoise president gave the offer when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari, a few weeks back.
“The President of Benin said as far as they are concerned, they want (not just saying it like that) but in reality, Benin should be the 37th state of Nigeria,” he said.
“We should really be one. They charged us to come together at ministerial level, to work out a framework for a sustainable relationship.”
Onyeama said, at the visit, both presidents discussed agreements between the two countries on how to put the issue of smuggling to an end, once and for all, as a follow up to the presidents’ meeting.
Lai Mohammed Inspects Tallest Flag Pole In Nigeria In Jigawa (Photos)
#BBNaijaReunion: You didn’t even last 5 seconds, I left you in bed – Ka3na tackle Praise (Video)
#BBNaijaReunion: “You Are Not Man Enough!” – TBaj Confronts Prince and Vee (Video)
Actor, Okon Lagos tackles hotels who paste “Cars parked at owners risk” signage in their premises
‘You Can’t Bring A Good Man Down’ – Ighalo Writes After His Wife, Sonia, Called Him Out on IG
#BBNaijaReunion: I wanted loyalty not relationship, Nengi tells Ozo, Prince
#BBNaijaReunion: I fell out with Dorathy because of Ozo – Nengi
ASUU to embark on fresh strike
- Sports2 days ago
#Euro2020: Ronaldo called “a fool” for trying to disgrace Rudiger
- News1 day ago
Meet 16-yr-old girl who faked own kidnap to avoid studying Medicine
- News2 days ago
Biafra: Igbos will lose more if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha
- News2 days ago
Nigeria has been excluded from U.S.’ $91 million COVID-19 response fund to Africa