Israel pledges to support Nigeria fight Boko Haram, corruption




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ABUJA – Israel has promised to assist Nigeria in fighting corruption and terrorism and also help to the the agriculture sector.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mallam Garba Shehu, Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, on Monday in Abuja.

The statement said the pledge was contained in a congratulatory letter signed by the Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, to the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Buhari.

“The two countries face similar dangers and challenges in the daily struggle against those who wanted to terrorise their citizens.

“The latest news regarding the Boko -ISIS alliance underscores the need for like-minded countries to unite in the fight against such radical terrorist organisations.

assure you that in this important campaign, Israel stands shoulder-to-shoulder Nigeria,’’ the statement quoted the Israeli as saying.

It expressed the hope that under Buhari’s leadership, the ties between both countries would become stronger.
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”I wish you every success in the challenging task ahead and trust that under your presidency, the grelationship, friendship and cooperation between Nigeria and Israel will continue to expand and strengthen,’’ it said. (NAN)
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