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Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi has said that Nigeria will emerge as one of the world’s most powerful countries under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership.

Renzi made the remark on Monday, February 1, 2016, while speaking to journalists after a private meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

“Italy will improve cooperation with Nigeria in areas of security, energy, agriculture and small and medium enterprise,” he said.

Renzi also said that the Italian government would work with Nigeria and the global community to ensure the destruction of Boko Haram.

“All the sentiment and friendship Italian government about the attacks of terrorists is that they know the world will destroy them,” he said.

“The international community is focused and determined to destroy them,” he added.

The Nigerian and Italian governments also signed an agreement on intelligence sharing, capacity building and provision of logistics to enhance the operations of the Nigeria Police, Buhari’s media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu said in a statement released after the meeting.

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