Israel to help incoming Buhari govt. to fight Boko Haram, corruption

Posted by News Express | 8 April 2015 | 3,926 times

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The Government of Israel has promised to assist Nigeria in fighting corruption and terrorism and also help to develop the agriculture sector.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Director, Media and Publicity, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mallam Garba Shehu on Monday in Abuja.

The statement said the pledge was contained in a congratulatory letter signed by the Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, to the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

The statement quoted the Israeli leader as saying: “The two countries face similar dangers and challenges in the daily struggle against those who wanted to terrorise their citizens.

“The latest news regarding the Boko Haram-ISIS alliance underscores the need for like-minded countries to unite in the fight against such radical terrorist organisations.

“I assure you that in this important campaign, Israel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Nigeria.”

The statement expressed the hope that under Buhari’s leadership, the ties between both countries would become stronger.

“'I wish you every success in the challenging task ahead and trust that under your presidency, the relationship, friendship and cooperation between Nigeria and Israel will continue to expand and strengthen,” it said. (NAN)

•Photo shows Buhari shaking hands with the Israeli envoy who delivered President Reuven Rivlin's letter.

Source: News Express

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