The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria.
Onyeama, who expressed this not long after a nearby entryway meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci, said the Beninoise president gave the offer when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari, half a month back.
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“The President of Benin said all things considered, they need (saying it like that) however truly, Benin ought to be the 37th province of Nigeria,” he said.
“We should be one. They charged us to meet up at pastoral level, to work out a structure for a maintainable relationship.”
Onyeama said, at the visit, the two presidents talked about arrangements between the two nations on the best way to put the issue of sneaking to an end, unequivocally, as a development to the presidents’ gathering.