- Cultivating neighbourliness on individual and national level is said to be a factor that can deepen the values of democracy and speed up development process
- This was stated in Abuja on Thursday, July 11, by President Muhammadu Buhari
- President Buhari says a lot will be saved emotionally and materially if Nigerians cultivate good relationship with their neighbours
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that cultivating neighbourliness on individual and national level will deepen the values of democracy and speed up development process.
The president, in Abuja on Thursday, July 10, said a lot would be saved emotionally and materially if Nigerians cultivate good relationship with their neighbours, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that this was contained in a statement by the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina.
President Buhari also said he was pleased with the voting pattern of principal leaders of the National Assembly, which he said showed a lot of maturity and patriotism.
The president said: “I was very pleased that people expressed their desires at the National Assembly across party lines. Neighbourliness is very important.
“It makes sense to cultivate neighbourliness on individual and national level. If you cultivate good relationship with your neighbour, you will save a lot emotionally and materially."
According to him, Nigeria has benefitted a lot by maintaining a good relationship with neighbours like Cameroon and Benin Republic.
President Buhari noted that Nigeria and neigbhouring countries are jointly fighting the war against insurgency.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said he would no longer nominate unknown persons for ministerial positions.
In a maiden meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly, Buhari also said that only those tested and capable of delivering on assigned mandates would make the ministerial list.
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