On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that Nigeria will take into account a request from the Burundian administration to provide energy, particularly in the form of petroleum.
President Buhari made the pledge when he met with Audace Niyonzima, the minister of finance, budget, and economic planning for Burundi, at the State House in Abuja, according to a statement headed “President Buhari assures Burundi of brotherly assistance,” signed by Femi Adesina.
According to Adesina, Buhari assured Niyonzima that Nigeria will support the Republic of Burundi in diverse ways as necessary, in the spirit of African solidarity and brotherliness.
Delivering his country’s message to the President, the Special Envoy of President Evariste Ndayishimiye wished the country well in general elections scheduled for February and March, this year.
“We pray that the polls would be peaceful and successful so that Nigeria would maintain her reputation as a bastion of peace and stability,” Niyonzima said.
On request for assistance in the area of energy provision, particularly fuel, by the Burundi leader, Buhari said he knows what it feels like for a country to suffer from energy shortage, and promised that he would get the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to look into the request.
The President said he was looking forward to the polls, and retirement, since he had satisfied the constitutionally required two terms to be in office.