The similarities between the cultures, histories, and demographics of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin shall be investigated for the benefit of the populace, according to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He said this on Tuesday in Cotonou, when he accepted a special invitation to attend the 63rd anniversary of the Republic of Benin’s independence as a Special Guest.
The neighboring country’s president, Patrice Talon, invited Tinubu, who noted that due to the proximity of the two nations, their similar economies, and their shared perspectives on development, it is imperative that they work together to pursue the same objectives of growth and raising the general populace, in particular the youth.
“The Benin Republic and Nigeria are identical twins. We are connected by a stomach. We are one in every way and have a lot in common, Tinubu said in a conversation with media.
The president emphasized that cooperation is necessary for Nigeria and Benin to achieve their shared goal of political and economic stability, ensuring that the relationship will be bolstered and expanded on all fronts.
Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Tinubu expressed his gratitude to Talon for the honor and for inviting six governors of Nigeria to the event.
According to President Talon’s statements, President Tinubu was historically invited to attend the celebration of the nation’s independence as a sign of respect for him given his record of leadership on the West Coast and in Nigeria.
“I would want to express my sincere gratitude to President Tinubu for accepting our invitation to attend our 63rd anniversary. The Beninese leader continued, “It is not customary to invite a foreign head of state to a celebration of independence, but this signifies the constructive and beneficial relationship we have experienced and more benefits to come.
After the Independence Day celebration, President Tinubu traveled back to Nigeria