Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ – Foreign Affairs Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon had expressed that his country is ready to become Nigeria’s 37th state.
Onyeama, made this known on Friday after a close door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci, DailyTrust reports.
He revealed that Beninoise president made the offer to President Muhammadu Buhari, during his visit to Nigeria few weeks ago.
The President of Benin said as far as they are concerned, they want (not just saying it like that) but in reality, Benin should be the 37th state of Nigeria.
We should really be one. They charged us to come together at ministerial level, to work out a framework for a sustainable relationship.
The minister further stated that both presidents also discussed agreements between the two countries on how to put the issues of smuggling to an end.
Onyeama also disclosed that both presidents also discussed agreements between the two countries to put the issue of smuggling to an end.