President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the instability in Libya after 42 years of Muammar Gaddafi is still affecting countries in the Sahel region, including Nigeria as gunmen have continued to wreak havoc.
He said this Tuesday at State House, Abuja, while receiving a Special Envoy from Chad.
President Buhari said in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
The President, who said he was aware of the problem Chad has with Libya, which backs some Chadian rebels trying to destabilise the country, promised that Nigeria will always be there for Chad as “we are not only neighbours but brothers.”
He added that Nigeria appreciates the support she was getting in tackling insecurity from the neighbouring country.
The President, who stressed that Nigeria was grateful to Chad for the diverse kinds of support given to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, assured that Nigeria would always back up Chad in its local and international aspirations.
The Special Envoy, Mr Amine Abba-Sidick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Abroad, conveyed a message from his President, whom he said sent fraternal greetings to President Buhari and Nigerians in general.