Just In: Nigeria To Give Burundi Fuel Amid Country’s Scarcity

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria will consider a request by the Burundian government to provide energy, especially in the form of fuel.

The President gave the assurance Tuesday at State House, Abuja, while receiving the Special Envoy of President Evariste Ndayishimiye, who came with the request.

On request for assistance in the area of energy provision, particularly fuel, by the Burundi leader, President Buhari said he knows what it feels like for a country to suffer from energy shortage, and promised that he would get the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to look into the request.

According to a statement titled, ‘President Buhari assures Burundi of brotherly support’, signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari assured Niyonzima that Nigeria will support the Republic of Burundi in diverse ways as necessary, in the spirit of African solidarity and brotherliness.

The President said he was looking forward to the polls, and retirement, since he had satisfied the constitutionally required two terms to be in office.

Hon. Audace Niyonzima, Minister of Finance, Budget, and Economic Planning of Burundi, said his President sent goodwill for the New Year to Nigerians and President Buhari, and also wishes the country well in general elections scheduled for February and March, this year.

“We pray that the polls would be peaceful and successful, so that Nigeria would maintain her reputation as a bastion of peace and stability,” the Special Envoy said.

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