President Tinubu Highlights Shared Identity and Partnership with Benin Republic

President Bola Tinubu has drawn parallels between Nigeria and Benin Republic, describing their relationship as that of conjoined twins.


He emphasized the countries’ shared cultures, history, and demographics, underscoring the need to develop and explore these similarities for the benefit of their citizens.

President Tinubu made these remarks during his visit to Benin Republic as the Special Guest at the 63rd Independence anniversary celebration.

Shared Identity and Common Goals:

During his interaction with journalists, President Tinubu stressed the close ties between Nigeria and Benin Republic, likening them to conjoined twins joined from the same stomach.

He emphasized that the two countries share numerous aspects and have much in common.


President Tinubu also highlighted the geographical proximity, economic similarities, and shared outlook on development, making it essential for both nations to collectively pursue the goal of growth and upliftment, particularly for the youth.

A Call for Stronger Partnership:

President Tinubu underscored the significance of working together for political and economic stability in both countries.

He expressed confidence that by strengthening and scaling up the partnership at various levels, the vision of stability and prosperity can be achieved.

He thanked President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic for extending the invitation to him as the Special Guest and also appreciated the attendance of six Nigerian governors at the Independence anniversary celebration.

President Talon’s Respect and Recognition:

In response to President Tinubu’s presence at the celebration, President Talon conveyed his high respect for the Nigerian leader, commending his track record of providing leadership not only in Nigeria but also in the West Coast.


The historic invitation of a foreign leader to the independence celebration signified the constructive and positive relationship between Nigeria and Benin Republic, and President Talon expressed hope for further benefits to emerge from this relationship.

Fostering the Family Bond:

President Talon emphasized that Nigeria and Benin have a long history of staying together as a family.

He stressed the importance of encouraging and nurturing this strong bond between the citizens of the two nations.

The celebration of the 63rd Independence anniversary served as an occasion to reaffirm and strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the neighboring countries.


President Bola Tinubu’s visit to Benin Republic as the Special Guest at the 63rd Independence anniversary celebration showcased the shared identity and partnership between Nigeria and Benin.


Describing the relationship as that of conjoined twins, President Tinubu underscored the need to harness their commonalities for the collective growth and prosperity of both nations.

The event served as an opportunity to reinforce the constructive and positive relationship between Nigeria and Benin Republic, fostering the family bond that has endured over the years.

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