Overseas Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has rejected media reviews that the Republic of Benin needs to be the thirty seventh state in Nigeria.
In an announcement from ministry spokesman Ferdinand Nwonye, Onyeama stated the report was deceptive.
“The Overseas Ministry has been made conscious of deceptive reviews within the media that the Republic of Benin is aspiring to grow to be the thirty seventh state within the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The Honorable Overseas Minister Geoffrey Onyeama gave an interview within the presence of his counterpart from the Republic of Benin after a really fruitful assembly between ministerial delegations from each nations and acknowledged:” … the President of the Republic of Benin stated he would do the identical because the relations between the 2 International locations are as shut as if Benin have been the thirty seventh state of Nigeria. ‘
“The Federal Republic of Nigeria has no territorial ambitions and has by no means sought to make Benin or every other nation a part of Nigeria,” stated Nwonye.
The assertion additionally urged the general public to disregard the false data.