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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday, said his administration is ready to improve Nigeria’s relationship with other African countries.

Tinubu, while speaking during a meeting with Patrice Talon, president of the Benin Republic, after the summit on a new global financing pact in France, said that his administration is open and accessible to all neighbouring countries.

According to a statement by Tinubu’s Dele Alake, said, “We must recognise the fact that we need each other. We are in a loop and no one should separate us.”

“I just appointed someone who will work with you as comptroller general of customs, Adewale Bashir Adeniyi, and he will be available for our common interest.”

The president reiterated the country’s commitment to sustain the spotlight on African countries as the fulcrum of its policies on the economy and foreign policy, saying Africa has what it takes to grow, adding that the continent must come together for “systematic recovery”.

“We are ready to improve relations. Africa has been the centrepiece of Nigeria’s foreign policy,” the president added.

“I believe in Africa. We have the necessity to grow the continent. The world’s economy is wobbling, and Africa has been left behind.

“On risk factors, Africa is always placed high, with higher interest rates on borrowing.

“We are always classified as high risk. We must work together for systematic recovery and growth.”

On his part, the Beninoise president said he is ready to work with Tinubu’s administration.

“We are prepared to work with you. Your excellency, in implementing policies that will protect our economies at land and sea entries. Whatever is forbidden in Nigeria will also be forbidden in Benin,” Talon said

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