President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria should be concerned about the stability of the Niger Republic as the former shares more than 1,400 kilometres of border with the latter.
He spoke at the State House, Abuja, while receiving a report on the elections in Niger from a former vice president of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo, who was ECOWAS Head of Mission on the election in Niger.
Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said: “We’re concerned about their stability, and I’m glad the elections went well. I am happy it was transparent, as attested to by most of the observers.”
Buhari congratulated Sambo and his team for a job well done, stating, “I’m glad you came back with good news.”
Sambo described the election as “a great improvement on that of December 27 last year” and thanked Buhari for facilitating the transportation needs of his team.