Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talonhad said that his country is ready to become Nigeria’s 37th state.

Onyeama said this on Friday after a close door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci, DailyTrust reports.

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Onyeama said;

The President of Benin said as far as they are concerned, they want (not just saying it like that) but in reality, Benin should be the 37th state of Nigeria.

We should really be one. They charged us to come together at ministerial level, to work out a framework for a sustainable relationship.


The minister said both presidents also discussed agreements between the two countries on how to put the issues of smuggling to an end.



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