Nigeria’s economic crisis affecting other African nations – Benin President
The Benin Republic President, Patrick Talon, on Tuesday, confessed that the downturn in the Nigerian economy is adversely affecting his country and other African countries. Describing Nigeria as the engine room of West Africa, Talon urged the country to explore its non-oil sectors to increase its revenue profile being reduced by falling oil prices in the international market.
He said the discussions at the closed door meeting bordered on security and economy, adding that his country is looking forward to reactivating the existing bilateral relationship with Nigeria especially in the areas of Trade relations, economy, energy development and education.
Talon said his country will work with Nigeria to end the current illegal trade between the two countries.