During the reception for the two presidential aides who were conferred with the Order of Merit of Niger, Great Master of National Awards by the President of Niger, Mohammed Bazoum; The Chief of Staff to the President Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, said that boundary lines with Niger Republic, Benin and Cameroon are artificial boundaries created by Europeans.
He words “All these boundaries are very much artificial. The Europeans in Congress of Berlin just took a piece of paper and were drawing lines across places where they have never been; they never intended to be, separated people who should be united and uniting people, perhaps, who should be separated.
“But the leaders of Africa decided that it’s wise to keep those boundaries artificial as they may be, because to change them other than peacefully, will be creating even more problems than they can solve. But in any case, whether by those lines, whether artificial or not, Niger/Nigeria share common boundaries, common interests, common concerns with their families across the borders.”
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Household and Domestic Affairs, Sarkin Ada and State Chief of Protocol, Lawal Kazaure were the ones honored by Niger Republic.