In the spirit of African solidarity and brotherliness, Nigeria will support Republic of Burundi in diverse ways as necessary, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured.
The president spoke Tuesday at State House, Abuja, while receiving the Special Envoy of President Evariste Ndayishimiye, who came with a message.
Hon. Audace Niyonzima, Minister of Finance, Budget, and Economic Planning of Burundi, said his president sent goodwill for the New Year to Nigerians and President Buhari, and also wished the country well in the general elections scheduled for February and March, this year.
“We pray that the polls would be peaceful and successful, so that Nigeria would maintain her reputation as a bastion of peace and stability,” the Special Envoy said.
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On request for assistance in the area of energy provision, particularly fuel, by the Burundi leader, President Buhari said he knew what it felt like for a country to suffer from energy shortage, and promised that he would get the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to look into the request.
Buhari said he was looking forward to the polls, and retirement, since he had satisfied the constitutionally required two terms to be in office.