President Muhammadu Buhari and President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Republic of Burundi met Tuesday on the margins of the 76th United Nations General Assembly holding in New York, United States of America, with Nigeria pledging to provide assistance to the brother African country.
“We will be proactive, and give support to the best of our abilities,” President Buhari promised.
The Burundian President assured that his country was out of conflict, “there is now peace and reconciliation, and we have vast opportunities to exploit.”
He said his country was looking for support of friendly nations in the areas of oil supply, agriculture, mines, and several others, which Nigerian experts can provide.
Reacting to the pledge which was posted by Femi Adesina on his Facebook page, some Nigerians made the following comments:
Lere Olayinka – Nigeria that is borrowing money from Chad wants to help Burundi? Issorite. KONTINU.
Prince Femi Joseph – Eeeeewo! Support for Burundi when Nigerians are already dying of hunger malnutrition?, insecurity and job loss, cholera outbreak and very high cost of living?.
Honestly this man isn’t “awia” of what Nigerians are going through
Dalheart Lauwali – Wonder Shall Never End, How Can A Person That Fail To Manage The Situation Of This Country Will Pledge To Assist Other Country, That Burundi President Self Need Brain Check Wallahi, For Believing And Expecting To Earn Any Support Or Help From A Person That Even His Hometown Is Full Of Challenging Of Insecurities.
Ahmed Zakaria – Underestimate Nigeria at your own risk. Nigeria may not be perfect, but I assure you 100%, Burundi has a lot to benefit from us the way we are fa. Don’t underestimate Nigeria, I beg you, you need to see other African countries before you understand that Nigeria is a great country the way it is. Hmmmm omo..
May ALLAH bless Nigeria
Muhyideen Olanrewaju – Am highly surprised that someone can put up something like this in this current quagmire we are in, Nigeria herself needs help which support do u want to render to another country, your citizens are hungry, inflation, insecurity , unemployment, criminality are on the rise, God who did us like this?
Chuks Uchechukwu – Nigerian that cannot save itself wants to save Burundi..