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Benin Republic Ready To Be A Part Of Nigeria As 37th State- Minister

Benin Republic Ready To Be A Part Of Nigeria As 37th State- Minister

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.

President Talone

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.

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Mr. Onyeama added that the Benin president had also made this offer when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari a few weeks ago.

Benin Republic set to join Nigeria

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.

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