Bukhari promises to help Chad stabilize
Bukhari said that Chad should not hesitate to seek help in areas he deems necessary.
Mahamat Idriss Debi and President Muhammadu Bukhari
President Muhammadu Bukhari pledged that Nigeria would help the Republic of Chad stabilize and return to constitutional rule.
In a statement Friday in Abuja, Bukhari’s spokeswoman Femi Adesina said the president made a commitment when he received the lieutenant general. Mahamat Idriss Debi, Chairman of the Transitional Military Council of Chad, at the House of State in Abuja.
Mr. Deby took over the leadership of Chad following the death of his father Idriss Itno on April 19, 2021.
Idriss Itno died in battle as he led his troops to resist the rebels who had arrived from Libya.
As a result, a transitional council was established in the country.
A return to democracy is expected in 18 months.
Mr. Bukhari told the leader of Chad: “We are linked by culture and geography, and we will help in every possible way.
“The Nigerians know and appreciate the role that Chad plays in the fight against terrorism, we will continue to cooperate.”
The President of Nigeria described the late Marshal Idriss Itno as his personal friend and friend of Nigeria, noting that Chad was very determined in defending Nigeria.
He said that, therefore, Chad should not hesitate to seek help in areas he deems necessary.
Bukhari said Nigeria would help strengthen the Lake Chad Basin Commission and the Multinational Joint Working Group.
“We will also help you ensure a smooth transition within 18 months, as you promised your people,” he added.
The Transitional Leader thanked Nigeria for its solidarity with Chad following the departure of the former president.
According to him, the main goal of the Transitional Military Council “is the security and cohesion of our country.”
He expressed his willingness to conduct free and fair surveys for 18 months.
“You were very close to Marshal Itno. I am here to reaffirm this relationship and help you support our transition.
“We rely on our sister country, Nigeria, because we share a common history, culture and geography.
“We are ready to guide you on our path to constitutional rule,” he said.
Mr. Debi left the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja and headed for N’Djamena.
Source: – Gazette Ngr
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