By Chesa Chesa
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja said that his administration would continue to work with the member-countries of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to ensure stability in the sub-region as cross-border crimes pose more challenges to people and governments.
ECOWAS is doing its best, Buhari said, adding that, “as you know, Nigeria is fully involved in the process of restoring stability in Guinea Bissau.”
Buhari told the Ambassador of Guinea Bissau to Nigeria, Mr. Henrique Andriano Da Silva, at the State House after receiving his Letter of Credence, that the relationship between Nigeria and Guinea Bissau had always been healthy.
He said that as the country regains its stability there would be more room for improvement.
Buhari, who also received the Letter of Credence from the Ambassador of Thailand, Mr. Wattana Kunwongse, said that Nigeria and Thailand has a lot to share in the ongoing efforts to diversify the economy, with focus on the agricultural sector.
“Our relationship has been very long and very commendable. We appreciate the help we get in agriculture from Thailand and we will keep working together,’’ he said.
In his remarks, the Ambassador of Guinea Bissau said that his country remains grateful for the support it received from Nigeria during the prolonged political crisis.
“We are very grateful for your commitment to ensure peace in Guinea Bissau and your soldiers have been in our country to ensure stability,’’ Da Silva said.
The Ambassador of Thailand said that Nigeria’s position as a “regional power’’ puts it in the spotlight for the recovery and stability of Africa.
“Under your leadership and guidance, we believe the economy will recover and the entire country will be strengthened,’’ he said.