President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that Nigeria will partner with the Republic of Turkey in dealing with the current security challenges facing the nation.
According to his spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari spoke at a bilateral meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Turkish counterpart, shortly before the official commencement of the 3rd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Istanbul on Friday.
Garba stated that President Buhari, during the meeting, acknowledged that Turkey had garnered a lot of experience dealing with security challenges of various kinds and Nigeria will latch onto that experience.
Buhari said: “Turkey has practical experience dealing with challenges over the years and Nigeria stands to gain from that.”
Giving assurances that the relationship between the two states will continue to grow for the mutual benefits of both countries, President Buhari said he was pleased with the Turkish offer of support in the area of security and peace in Nigeria.
“I wish to express my appreciation for the special invitation for this meeting and to express my happiness with your offer of assistance in dealing with the challenges facing us.
‘‘I await the reports of officials and the ministers as they hold meetings with their counterparts. I assure you that I will endorse all their positive recommendations,” President Buhari assured Erdogan.