Buhari: my first concern is security for Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his first concern is their security and wellbeing.

The President spoke yesterday while hosting the President of Central African Republic, Prof. Faustin-Archange Touadera, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said President Buhari assured Nigerians that “at all times, that is my first concern, my priority”.

“That is why we are hosting a summit of Lake Chad Basin Commission in Abuja, to discuss the situation in Chad, and the implications for neighbouring countries.

“The recharge of Lake Chad with water from Congo Basin is another issue as it holds great implications for security, since about 30 million people are affected,” he said.

President Touadera commiserated with his host on the military plane that crash last weekend, which claimed the life of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others.

He said Central African Republic is on the verge of rebuilding its Army, and would need Nigeria’s help, as well as for Nigerian businessmen to come into the country to invest in diverse areas.

“We want closer ties with Nigeria, and that is one of the reasons I am here,” President Touadera said.

<The Nation>>