By Uzair Adam Imam
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has promised Nigeria his support in fighting terrorism and countering religious extremism.
Receiving the Nigerian Ambassador to Russia, Professor Abdullahi Y. Shehu, the president gave his words.
President Putin made the assurance to Nigeria adding that a “very promising expansion on substantive dialogue on topical issues related to maintaining stability in the world hydrocarbon markets, combating terrorism and countering religious extremism.”
He stated that Russia was open to mutually beneficial partnership with all countries without exception.
Putin declared that “Russia is ready for multifaceted interfaces for mutual interests with the countries that their new envoys have come to represent in Russia.”