According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari hosted the outgoing President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou.
President Buhari congratulated the outgoing President for the successful completion of his second tenure, describing Issoufou as a worthy African leader.
President Buhari was also awarded the highest national award of Niger Republic, Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger, by President Issoufou.
President Issoufou while presenting the Award said;
“Mr. President, let me start by congratulating you on the successful completion of your second term as President of our sister country, the Republic of Niger. I also congratulate the good people of Niger for the successful conduct of a free, fair and credible election.
“The achievements during your tenure as President have been widely acclaimed including through your recent award of the Mo Ibrahim Prize. You have earned the respect and affection of your people at home and your brethren across the border in Nigeria,’’ he said.
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