President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Embalo has said he named a street in his country after President Muhammadu Buhari because of the Nigerian President’s “fear of God”.
He further said he named the street in the country’s capital, Bissau, after Buhari because of the enormous respect he has for the Nigerian leader’s discipline and honesty.
Embalo, who is on a state visit to Nigeria alongside the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, appreciated Buhari for the fatherly advice he has given him since he emerged president.
Similarly, the Senegalese President expressed gratitude to Buhari for his administration’s contribution towards the fight against insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin area.
Sall stressed that the Nigerian leader’s support for the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to bring peace in Mali deserved commendation.
Speaking at a state dinner organised by Buhari for him and Embalo on Thursday night, the Senegalese leader said, “What I can say on Mali is that I did know that ECOWAS was very involved since the beginning (of the political crisis). Of course Mali is one of our great countries in ECOWAS.
“As you know, Mali is under occupation by terrorists, even Niger Republic, and I want to salute the great action of Nigeria against Boko Haram and how Nigeria is supporting the cost of war even in all the Lake Chad Basin area.
“Nigeria is also supporting ECOWAS including Mali, Niger and in Burkina Faso where we have a very serious situation.”