President Muhammadu Buhari has assures South Sudan of Nigerian’s support in stabilizing its political and economic development.
The President gave the assurance when he received Special Envoy of the South Sudanese President, Mr Ezekiel Gatkuoth, at State House, Abuja, on Tuesday,
President Buhari noted that the two countries have a lot in common in the area of developmental aspirations.
He said “It has not been smooth sailing for us all the way, too. But since South Sudan wants to share from our experience, we will support where we can, and pray hard for your stability.”
The President advised the leaders of South Sudan to keep making sacrifices “till the environment is completely stabilized,” stressing that stability should always be number one priority.
Earlier Mr Gatkuoth, who is also his country’s Petroleum Minister, said President Buhari was widely admired across the continent for his role in fighting corruption, noting that it was the reason the African Union made him a champion of the anti-corruption crusade in Africa.
He said South Sudan was putting its house in order, but needed assistance from Nigeria in the areas of security transformation, constitutional reforms, and infrastructural development.