Buhari promises deeper economic ties with Algeria


President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will encourage and support every move that will enhance economic cooperation with the Republic of Algeria.

The President said this while receiving a special envoy of the Algerian President, led by the country’s Foreign Minister, Sabri Boukadoum, at the State House in Abuja, on Thursday.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement released after the meeting quoted Buhari saying “projects like the Trans-Sahara road, international gas pipelines, and other areas of economic cooperation would be given adequate attention for the good of the people of the two countries”.

According to Adesina, President Buhari also stressed the need for peace, tranquility and security in African countries.

“Unless you secure your environment, you can’t manage it well. We should all secure our countries, because if we don’t, what do we then bequeath to the next generation? We can’t grow or develop in an insecure environment,” the president said.

The Special Envoy said Nigeria was the pillar of Africa, and he had brought messages from his President, “so that we consult, and see what we can do together.”

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