By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Muhammadu Buhari has given up hope on the ability of the country to effectively supervise its land border with Niger Republic, leaving the responsibility for God.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, which quoted the President as admitting this in Abuja while receiving former Vice President Namadi Sambo, head of the ECOWAS Election Mission to Niger Republic.
Buhari also lauded the outgoing President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, for not reviewing the country’s constitution to elongate his stay in office.
“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,” Buhari said.
“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.”