Benin Republic ready to cede to Nigeria, becomes 37th state of Nigeria

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As Nigeria prepares to have a 37th state following Benin Republic plea to become Nigerians.

Although Nigerians has wanted states to be created across the south to synchronise equality in Nigeria but the current Government has neglected the CONFAB report.

The Government of Benin need not to take decision against the wish of the people but a referendum should be conducted for the people to voice out their dreams for their Republic.

Meanwhile The Nigerian Government said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria.


Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria Foreign affairs minister, who stated this shortly after a close door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci, said the Beninoise president gave the offer when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari, a few weeks back.


The President of Benin said as far as they are concerned, they want (not just saying it like that) but in reality, Benin should be the 37th state of Nigeria,” he said.


“We should really be one. They charged us to come together at ministerial level, to work out a framework for a sustainable relationship.”


Onyeama said, at the visit, both presidents discussed agreements between the two countries on how to put the issue of smuggling to an end, once and for all, as a follow up to the presidents’ meeting.



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