Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister - Ahmadou Ali (left) in a warm handshake with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan (right)Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister - Ahmadou Ali (left) in a warm handshake with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan (right)
Nigeria's President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has met with the Cameroonian Vice Prime Minister - Mr. Ahmadou Ali, following the proclamation of a state of emergency in Nigeria's North-Eastern states which share borders with Cameroon.
Ali also brought a special message from Cameroon's President Paul Biya which included an invitation to attend a summit on security and maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea to be hosted by Cameroon.
Jonathan accepted the invitation, and said current global security challenges make it imperative for countries to cooperate maximally in order to protect their citizens.
‘As criminality and terrorism have risen globally, it is important for countries to cooperate maximally, in order to protect citizens’, he stated.
President Jonathan briefed the Cameroonian Vice Prime Minister about the state of emergency declared in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States, and assured the special envoy that Nigeria would work with her neighbours to ensure security in the sub-region.
He requested Ali to convey Nigeria’s appreciation to President Biya for the cooperation he has extended and the warm relations between the two countries.
Earlier, Ali had told Jonathan that his country was already identifying members that will form part of the committee on trans-border security.