Nigerien President reschedules visit to Buhari over domestic engagement


President Buhari and Nigerien President Issoufou.

A visit by President  Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic, earlier fixed to take place on Friday May 5, has been rescheduled at the instance of the intending visitor.

Issoufou rescheduled the visit due to another pressing domestic engagement in his country.  A new date, according to a statement by Special Adviser to the Nigerian President Mr. Femi Adesina, will be announced in later.

“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,” Femi Adesina said in the statement.

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