President Muhammadu Buhari has said that only God can effectively supervise the Nigeria-Niger Republic border.
The 78-year-old stated this while playing host to Namadi Sambo, former Vice President and currently heads the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Election Mission to Niger Republic.
Buhari commended the outgoing president, Mahamadou Isoufou for chosing to leave office at the expiration of his second term, instead of changing the constitution in order to remain in power.
Buhari said, “I come from Daura, few kilometers to Republic of Niger, so I should know a bit about that country. The President is quite decent, and we are regularly in touch. He is sticking to the maximum term prescribed by the Constitution of his country.”
“Also, we share more than 1,400 kilometers of border with that country, which can only be effectively supervised by God. I will speak with the President, and offer his country our support. We need to do all we can to help stabilise the Sahel region, which is also in our own interest.”