Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s “37th State” – A Good Addition Or A Wrong Move?

February 20, 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria.

Onyeama, 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.


With the current situation of things in Nigeria, can we call this a wise move?


Benin Republic has been benefiting from Nigeria since its creation but adding them has a state in Nigeria is worthy of discussion.


So guys,


Will Benin Republic Be A Good Addition Or Wrong Move If Added As Nigerian State?

Lets hear from you.


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Feb 20, 2021 at 08:05 PM
Feb 21, 2021 at 06:03 PM
Feb 24, 2021 at 04:28 PM
Good one
Mar 09, 2021 at 02:33 PM
not good one