Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Cotonou, the Republic of Benin for the 11th summit of the heads of state and government of the Niger Basin Authority.
President Buhari being received by the Prime Minister of Republic of Benin Mr Lionel Zinsou and Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic Amb. Lawrence Obisakin at the Cotonou International Airport as President Buhari arrives to attend 11th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Niger Basin Authority in Cotonou Benin Republic on 8th Jan 2016..
According to a statement signed by Adamu Sambo, the president was received by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Benin, Mr Lionel Zinsou, Nigeria’s ambassador to Benin, Lawrence Obisakin, the minister of water resources Suleiman Adamu, minister of state foreign affairs and members of the Nigerian community in the neighbouring west African country.
Nine heads of state of the member countries of Niger Basin Authority are attending summit during which new secretary general of the organisation is expected to be appointed.
President Buhari with President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic, President Iddris Deby of Chad, President Issoufou Mohammadou of Niger Republic and President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo as President Buhari attends 11th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Niger Basin Authority in Cotonou Benin Republic on 8th Jan 2016…
The minister of water resources Suleiman Adamu speaks on Nigeria’s expectation at the Summit,” the statement said.