Benin Republic to Become a State in Nigeria – Buhari Minister

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A file photo of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
A file photo of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Benin Republic to become a State in Nigeria | Benin Republic To Be Nigeria 37th State


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria.

Onyeama said this shortly after a closed-door meeting on Friday with Aurélien Agbenonci, the Beninese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

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The minister said the President of Benin made the bid when he visited President Muhammad Buhari a couple of weeks ago.

“The President of Benin said they want to (not just say it like that) as far as they are concerned, but in reality, Benin should be Nigeria’s 37th state,” Onyeama said.

Benin Republic To Be Nigeria 37th State

“We should be one, really. We were commissioned to come together at ministerial level to establish a structure for a sustainable partnership.

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Onyeama said that during the visit, the two presidents addressed agreements between the two countries on how to put an end, once and for all, to the smuggling problem as a follow-up to the presidential meeting.

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