Nigerien President’s visit to Buhari rescheduled

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A visit of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic to President Muhammadu Buhari scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled.

According to a statement on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the rescheduling was at the instance of Issoufou who he said has another domestic engagement.

Adesina said Buhari would have received his Nigerien counterpart and attend Juma’at service together but for the rescheduling.

He said a new date for the visit would be announced later.

The statement read, “The visit of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic to President Muhammadu Buhari scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017, has been put forward.

“The rescheduling is at the instance of President Issoufou who has another domestic engagement.

“All arrangements had been concluded for President Buhari to receive his Nigerien counterpart and his delegation at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa and attend the Jumaat prayers together as well as lunch, before the last-minute postponement.

“A new date for the visit will be announced in due course.”

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