Buhari Names Abuja Road After President Of Niger Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari.

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has named a road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after President Issoufou Mahamadou of the Niger Republic.

This was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello.

According to the Minister, President Buhari named the road after the Nigerien president for his “significant role in the promotion of peace in Africa”.

“Earlier today, the first phase of the on-going Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) in Abuja was named the ‘Mahamadou Issoufou Expressway’ in honour of the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou,” the minister said.

“The road was named after the Nigerien President by President @MBuhari as a mark of deep appreciation for the maintenance of brotherly relationship between Nigeria & the Rep. of Niger & in recognition of the Nigerien President’s significant role in the promotion of peace in Africa.”

 

In his reaction, President Mahamadou appreciated the gesture of the Nigerian President, noting that the relationship between both countries is excellent.

“My brother and friend, @MBuhari, did me the honor to call an Abuja expressway ‘Mahamadou Issoufou expressway’,” he tweeted.

“This testifies, beyond our personal relations, to the excellent relations that exist between #Nigeria and #Niger. His caring touches me. I thank him very much.”

 

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It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issofou, has honoured President Muhammadu Buhari with the highest award in Niger for his government’s contribution to the development of bilateral relations.

This comes as President Issofou paid a working visit to Nigeria where he met with President Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

President Issofou commended Nigeria in particular for the close ties between the two countries and their cooperation in the fight against terrorists who have infiltrated the two countries.

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