President Muhammadu Buhari has called for greater cooperation among West African nations to combat escalating volatilities and threats.
The President spoke after inaugurating a 3.8km length and 160m wide Boulevard named after him by the Government of Niger Republic.
Buhari stressed that the ever-evolving nature of the threats underlines the need for enhanced coordination.
The Nigerian leader said incremental progress has been made in the fight against terrorism and other trans-border crimes.
He warned of renewed efforts by violent extremist groups to expand their operations and footholds in West Africa.
Buhari reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to bilateral, as well as multilateral initiatives with Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
Commenting on the French version of his biography, he expressed hope that it would inspire emerging leaders to believe in “hard work, integrity and patriotism”.
At the book launch were President Mohamed Bazoum, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea Bissau, Chad leader General Mahamat Idriss, and ex-Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou.
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