President Muhammadu Buhari, assures of willingness to implement decision of tripartite committee on partial closure of country’s land border

President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured of his administration’s willingness to implement the decision of the tripartite committee on the partial closure of the country’s land border.


The committee is made up of Nigeria, Benin and Niger. At a meeting with Bashir Mamman Ifo, outgoing President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development and his successor, Dr George Nana Donkor, in Abuja, Buhari explained that the partial closure had given Nigeria a number of insights. Buhari thanked the outgoing ECOWAS Bank President for the improvements recorded in his eight-year tenure and urged his successor to build on those achievements.

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MEANWHILE – President Muhammadu Buhari has said stronger diplomatic ties with Greece and the Republic of Cuba will bolster Nigeria’s ongoing effort to diversify the economy, improve global competitiveness and reposition the country to play more leading roles.


President Buhari, who received Letters of Credence from Ambassador of Hellenic Republic to Nigeria, Monsieur Loannis Plotas at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said: “the long-standing diplomatic and business relations with the country will be strengthened for mutual benefit, noting that most global challenges will need collective efforts for lasting solutions.”


While receiving the Letters of Credence of the Ambassador of Cuba to Nigeria, Clara Margarita Pulido, the President said the cultural similarities between both countries should serve as an impetus for working together, especially on trade, adding that Cuba’s efforts in developing medicine and engineering could provide a springboard.  President Buhari also received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Mangue.

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