The Republic of Benin has requested deeper trade ties with Nigeria and free movement of products and persons ahead of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Summit.
President Tinubu, who received the President of the Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, at the State House Abuja on Wednesday, stated that cooperation is essential for economic growth in West Africa, stressing that a lack of synergy between Nigeria and the Benin Republic has impeded mutual development.
The President also stated that Nigeria appreciates the economic programme being implemented by the administration of the Benin Republic through inter-ministerial collaboration.
Tinubu added that Nigeria and the Benin Republic have common ideas, describing the two countries’ relationship as “very cordial.”
The President further stated that Nigeria and the Republic of Benin should share common economic priorities.