President Muhammadu Buhari while receiving a letter from Chadian President’s Special Envoy, H.E Ahmat Oumar Ahmat at the State House Abuja. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the Republic of Chad for providing Nigeria with the effective “security back-up” in the fight against insurgency.
A statement by the Presidential Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina says the President stated this on Friday while receiving in the audience, Mr Ahmat Oumar Ahmat, a Special Envoy of President Idriss Deby at the State House, Abuja.
President Buhari said the need for security collaboration with our neighbours was why his first trips upon assuming office in 2015 were to Nigeria’s immediate neighbours.
“I went round because we needed to work together. The peoples are the same, cultures are similar, so it was important that we also worked together on security,” the President said.
He wished Republic of Chad best of luck in the general elections coming up in April.
The Special Envoy said he bore a solidarity message from President Itno on the security situation in Nigeria, as well as encouragement for Nigerian troops, who were working hard to end insurgency in the northern part of the country.