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Nigeria, Benin ’ll collaborate for citizens’ benefits, says Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has said that Nigeria and Benin Republic will collaborate to explore their cultures, history and demographics for the benefit of the citizens.

This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Mr. Dele Alake, on Tuesday.

The President was speaking as a special guest at the 63rd Independence anniversary of Republic of Benin.

Tinubu, who was invited by President Patrice Talon, noted that the proximity of the two countries and similarity in economy, and outlook on development, made it compulsory to collectively pursue the same goal of growth.

Nigeria and Benin Republic are conjoined twins. We are joined from one stomach. In every aspect, we are one and we share much in common,” he said, during an interaction with journalists.

The President said the vision of political and economic stability of Nigeria and Benin could only be realised by working together, saying that the partnership would be strengthened and upscaled at various levels.

Tinubu thanked Talon for the honour, and for also inviting six Nigerian governors, who graced the occasion.

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