Benin President Talon visits Nigeria, meets Buhari

President of Benin Republic Patrice Talon is in Nigeria and has met President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

The Beninese leader, who arrived on Tuesday at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa at 11:09 am, was received by President Buhari.

The duo immediately went into a closed-door meeting.

It was gathered that Mr Talon, who last met with the Nigerian leader in June 2019, was in Nigeria to thank Buhari for ordering the re-opening of Nigerian borders in December 2020.

Buhari had in August 2019 ordered closure of Nigeria’s land borders to check smuggling of rice and other foodstuffs as well as small arms and light weapons.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss security and bilateral matters as well as other sub-regional issues.