Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has reassured of the country’s commitment to stronger economic cooperation with the Republic of Algeria in various critical areas.
The commitment was restated by the president on Thursday when he received the Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister, and Special Envoy of the Algerian President, Sabri Boukadoum in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement issued by special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The President said projects like the Trans-Sahara road, international gas pipelines and other areas of economic cooperation would be given adequate attention for the good of the people of the two countries.
Buhari also emphasised the need for peace, tranquility and security in African countries, saying development and growth would depend a lot on how peaceful and secure the continent is.
“Unless you secure your environment, you can’t manage it well. We should all secure our countries, because if we don’t, what do we then bequeath to the next generation? We can’t grow or develop in an insecure environment,” he said.
In his remark, the Special Envoy said Nigeria was the pillar of Africa, and he had brought messages from his President, “so that we consult, and see what we can do together.”