Benin Republic Set To Join Nigeria To Make It The 37th State.
Dez Mayorz Media learnt that Benin Republic are ready to join Nigeria and make the 37th State.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has said, the government said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria.
Speaking to the newsmen, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema who stated 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.
“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.”
Minister of foreign affairs Onyeama said, at the visit, both presidents discussed agreements between the two countries on how to put the issue of smuggling to an end, once and for all, as a follow up to the presidents’ meeting.
The Benin Republic is a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or “voodoo”) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600–1900. In Abomey, Dahomey’s
former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces with bas-reliefs.
Benin Republic is bounded by Nigeria in the East, Togo to the west, Burkina Faso and Niger to the north, and the Bight of Benin to the south.
Dez Mayorz report.