The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), said on Tuesday that Nigeria will consider a request from the Burundi government to provide energy, especially in the form of fuel.
According to a statement titled “President Buhari assures Burundi of brotherly support,” signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari made the pledge when he received Burundi’s Minister of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Audace Niyonzima. , at the State House, Abuja.
According to Adesina, Buhari assured Niyonzima that Nigeria will support the Republic of Burundi in various ways as needed, in the spirit of solidarity and African brotherhood.
Delivering his country’s message to the President, the President’s Special Envoy Evariste Ndayishimiye wished the country well in the general elections scheduled for February and March this year.
“We pray that the elections will be peaceful and successful so that Nigeria maintains its reputation as a bastion of peace and stability,” Niyonzima said.
Asked for assistance in the area of energy supply, particularly fuel, by the Burundian leader, Buhari said he knows what it feels like for a country to suffer from energy shortages, pledging that he would get the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to search in the application.
The president said he was looking forward to elections and retirement, having served the constitutionally required two terms to be in office.
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