President Muhammadu Buhari has given assurances that Nigeria will support the Republic of Burundi in diverse ways as necessary in the spirit of African solidarity and brotherliness.
He gave the assurances on Tuesday when he received the Special Envoy of President Evariste Ndayishimiye, who came with a message in his office.
On request for assistance in the area of energy provision, particularly fuel, by the Burundi leader, Buhari acknowledged the feeling of suffering from energy shortage, promising that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited would be drafted to look into the request.
The country’s Minister of Finance, Budget, and Economic Planning of Burundi, Audace Niyonzima conveyed his President’s goodwill for the New Year to Nigerians and Buhari, as he wished the country well in the forthcoming general elections.
According to a statement issued by the Special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adeshina, the Nigerian President affirmed that he was looking forward to the polls and retirement, having satisfied the constitutional requirement of two terms in office.