President Muhammadu Buhari says the rising level of violence and insecurity in Nigeria will reduce if peace is restored in Libya.

Receiving letters of credence from the Ambassador of Libya, Ayad Musbah Faraj Attayary, at the State House, Abuja, Buhari said the early restoration of peace and stability in the country will greatly minimize the current state of insecurity in some parts of Africa.

“Our efforts should be directed towards the restoration of peace. It is expedient that peace and stability return to Libya as soon as possible; peace in Libya will translate to economic prosperity and development as well as a more secure Africa,” he said.

Buhari added, “With more commitment from all parties in the conflict and other well-meaning individuals, the North African country will soon be back as it was so that it can resume its roles in Africa."

The Ambassador, who conveyed the greetings of the Prime Minister of Libya, said his country was counting on Nigeria to use its position in Africa to help his country return to normalcy. He praised President Buhari for consolidating Nigeria’s leadership role in Africa through its intervention activities.

Also receiving letters of credence from the Ambassador of Venezuela to Nigeria, Davies Nieves Velasquez, Buhari congratulated President Nicolas Maduro for his commitment to democracy and for leadership.

The ambassador thanked President Buhari for his show of support and solidarity to the government of Venezuela and expressed the need to take bilateral cooperation between the two countries to the next level.

He expressed the belief that the ties could be stronger especially in the fields of education and health.

He extended the invitation of his Maduro to President Buhari to visit Venezuela.

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