Buhari Assures Nigeria's Unfettered Support for Burundi on Fuel Shortage Amid Prolonged Scarcity in Nigeria
- The people of the Republic of Burundi will be enjoying unfettered support from the Nigerian government as fuel shortage takes a toll on them
- This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari when he received the Special Envoy of President Evariste Ndayishimiye
- Buhari assured said that because he understands the challenges of fuel scarcity he will ensure that the NNPC looks into the Burundi's case
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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of the Republic of Burundi of support from the Nigerian government over some of the challenges facing their country.
Daily Trust reports that the president while receiving the Special Envoy of President Evariste Ndayishimiye on Tuesday, January 3, said Nigeria will support Burundi in diverse ways as necessary in the spirit of African solidarity and brotherliness.
A statement signed by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, confirmed that Buhari reacting to a request for assistance by the Burundi envoy in the area of provision of energy, especially fuel, expressed concern for the country and its residents.
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Noting that he understands what it feels like for a country to suffer from an energy shortage, Buhari promised that he would get the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to look into the request.
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The assurance by the president is despite the fact that the request from Burundi is coming at a time when Nigeria is at the peak of her struggles with fuel scarcity with fuel stations selling petrol against the approved pump price.
Buhari also noted that he was looking forward to the polls, and retirement, since he had satisfied the constitutionally required two terms to be in office.
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In his reaction, the minister of finance, budget and economic planning for the Republic of Burundi, Audace Niyonzima, said the nation's president sent goodwill for the New Year to Nigerians.
“We pray that the polls would be peaceful and successful so that Nigeria would maintain her reputation as a bastion of peace and stability."
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