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Buhari says Nigeria will prioritise Trans-Sahara road, international gas pipelines

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured that Nigeria would give priority attention to the Trans-Sahara road, international gas pipelines, and other areas of economic cooperation with other African countries.

Receiving Sabri Boukadoum, a special envoy of the Algerian president and the country’s foreign minister, at State House, Abuja, President Buhari also assured that Nigeria would encourage and support every move that will enhance economic cooperation between the country and the Republic of Algeria.

He disclosed that projects such as the Trans-Sahara road, international gas pipelines, and other areas of economic cooperation would be given adequate attention for the good of the people of the two countries.

According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari stressed the need for peace, tranquility and security in African countries.

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“Unless you secure your environment, you can’t manage it well. We should all secure our countries, because if we don’t, what do we then bequeath to the next generation? We can’t grow or develop in an insecure environment,” Buhari said.

The Special Envoy said Nigeria was the pillar of Africa, and he had brought messages from his president “so that we consult, and see what we can do together”.

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