Amidst the regional insecurity heightened by porous borders, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that given the vastness of the Nigeria-Niger Republic border, it could only be effectively supervised by God.
He however, promised that Nigeria would do all it could to help stabilize the Sahel region.
The president spoke on Tuesday at the presidential villa, Abuja, while hosting former Vice President Namadi Sambo, who heads ECOWAS Election Mission to the Republic of Niger.
He promised Nigeria’s robust support to the West African country as it conducts the polls.
for its presidential and national assembly elections coming up later this month, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured.
According to a statement issued by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president applauded his Nigerien counterpart, President Mahamadou Issoufou, “for not attempting to tamper with the Constitution of his country, and elongate his stay in power, after serving for the maximum two terms.”
The statement quoted him as saying: “I come from Daura, few kilometers to 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.”