Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has stated that only God can effectively supervise Nigeria’s border with the Republic of Niger.
The president made this known in Abuja while receiving former Vice President Namadi Sambo, who heads ECOWAS Election Mission to the West African country, as revealed in a statement issued by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina on Tuesday December 22, 2020.
Buhari also commended outgoing Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou, for not attempting to tamper with his country’s constitution and elongate his stay in power after serving for the maximum 2 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.”