Buhari gets Turkey’s support in fight against insecurity

December 17, 2021
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said Nigeria is enlisting the support of the Republic of Turkey in security and defense.

He spoke during a bilateral meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

It was shortly before the official commencement of the Third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Istanbul.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari acknowledged that Turkey has a lot of experience in dealing with security challenges.

“Turkey has practical experience dealing with challenges over the years and Nigeria stands to gain from that,” the President said.

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He said he was pleased with the Turkish offer of support in the area of security and peace in Nigeria.

“I wish to express my appreciation for the special invitation for this meeting and to express my happiness with your offer of assistance in dealing with the challenges facing us.

“I await the reports of officials and the ministers as they hold meetings with their counterparts. I assure you that I will endorse all their positive recommendations,” President Buhari assured Erdogan.

The Turkish leader said that he was happy to receive President Buhari shortly after he paid an official visit to Nigeria.

“Turkey understands the challenges facing Nigeria and its needs, and we are ready to assist you to meet those needs especially in the area of defense,” he said.

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