The President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit has commended the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari for providing education opportunities for South Sudanese girls to study in Nigeria.
This was stated during the inauguration ceremony of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa.
President Salva Kiir appreciated the role played by the Republic of Nigeria in South Sudan and acknowledged the Nigerian First Lady for supporting girl child education in South Sudan despite numerous challenges girl child education faces in her country.
In response, President Buhari said Nigeria is ready and willing to continue extending a helping hand to South Sudan not only through education but will also help towards political and economic stability.
‘‘Nigeria will contribute its quota as much as possible to the development of South Sudan. Take us into confidence and ask us what we can do,’’ Buhari stated.
According to President Buhari, the East and Central Africa should be more proactive like ECOWAS which responses immediately whenever need arises in West Africa.
‘‘In West Africa, ECOWAS intervenes immediately whenever a country has a problem. That should be adopted in East and Central Africa,’’ he said.