Benin Republic Ready To Be A Part Of Nigeria As 37th State- Minister
-Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has revealed that Benin Republic wants to become a part of Nigeria.
-Geoffrey Onyeama stated that he was told this by the President of Benin, Patrice Talon
-Nigerians have reacted to the statement made by the minister
The President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon has expressed his readiness for the country to become a part of Nigeria.
This information was revealed by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama. Onyeama made the revelation after a meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci.
Mr. Onyeama added that the Benin president had also made this offer when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari a few weeks ago.
President Patrice Talon told Buhari that Benin Republic should be like a 37th Nigerian state. He urged Buhari to help build a relationship between both countries.
Both Presidents also discussed ways to put an end to smuggling and benefit both parties.
Nigerians have reacted to the news with shock. Many of them claim that Nigeria is not stable enough to cater for itself, yet another country.
If the North thinks incorporating Benin Republic into Nigeria is a way to make it indivisible, let them know they are wasting their time.
The bigger it gets, the surer its break-up will happen.
— Ikenna Ronald Nzimora (@ronaldnzimora) February 20, 2021
How can Benin Republic that have less corrupt government and steady electricity than Nigeria want to be Nigeria's 37th state? pic.twitter.com/6zNNk7zlEl
— Fabbyjnr 🇳🇬 ❼ (@Fabbyjnr_) February 20, 2021
So Benin Republic wants to be part of this shit-hole??
There has to be another angle to this. pic.twitter.com/lwM9iaVpm8
— £RINFOLAMI A.H🐘❣️ (@westking_1803) February 20, 2021