Buhari hails Yayi’s plan to quit office

Buhari hails Yayi’s plan to quit office
January 14 20:56 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic over his decision to relinquish power at the end of his tenure in March.

President Buhari made the commendation during a joint press briefing with Yayi who paid him a courtesy visit in the State House, Abuja.

“He is saying goodbye to us because he has agreed to abide with his country’s constitution. It is his second term, ending in March and he has made an undertaking with his country that he is going to respect the constitution of the country. He is preparing his party to produce a candidate that he will back in the elections.

“He has been very large-hearted. He has done so many things for his country in terms of security and economy.

“And I thanked him very much for his consistency in identifying with us and for being such a good neighbour and I assure him that Nigeria is very interested, necessarily, because good neighbourhood is good for our security and for our economy.”

President Buhari promised that Nigeria will continue to be good to its neighbours as a deliberate policy to enhance internal security and economic prosperity in the country.

He thanked Benin Republic for voluntarily contributing troops to check the menace of insurgency across member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LSBC).