President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commended the President of Benin Republic, Boni Yayi, over his decision to relinquish power at the end of his tenure in March.
President Buhari made the commendation during a joint media briefing with the visiting Benin Republic leader at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said: “He is saying goodbye to us because he has agreed to abide with his country’s constitution. His second term is ending in March and he has made an undertaken with his country that he is going to respect the constitution of the country. He is preparing his party to produce a candidate that he will back in the elections.
“He has been very large-hearted. He has done so many things for his country in terms of security and economy.
“And I thank him very much for his consistency in identifying with us and for being such a good neighbour and I assure him that Nigeria is very interested, necessarily, because good neighbourliness is good for our security and for our economy.”
President Buhari promised that Nigeria will continue to be good to its neighbours as a deliberate policy to enhance internal security and economic prosperity in the country.