The Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness to surrender his country to Nigeria.
The Minister who said this shortly after a close door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci, said the Beninoise president gave the offer when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari, a few weeks back – Daily Trust reports
He added, “The President of Benin said as far as they are concerned, they want (not just saying it like that) but in reality, Benin should be the 37th state of Nigeria,” he said.
“We should really be one. They charged us to come together at ministerial level, to work out a framework for a sustainable relationship.”
Onyeama said, at the visit, both head of states discussed agreements between the two countries on how to address the the issue of smuggling once and for all, as a follow up to the presidents’ meeting.